Chandigarh,16.09.19-To mark the 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji under instructions from the Panjab Government and Youth Welfare Department Panjab University, the Youth Welfare Committee of Mehr Chand Mahajan for Women, Sec.36-A, Chandigarh organized a trip for its students to the sacred town Sultanpur Lodhi where the founder of Sikhism had his communion with God and uttered the holy mool-mantra on the bank of Kali Bein river. The students paid obeisance at the Gurudwara Ber Sahib where the tree under which Guru Nanak meditated is preserved along with the Bhora Sahib. The surrounding Gurudwaras such as Guru Ka Bagh, Hat Sahib, Sehra Sahib and many others also gave the students glimpses of Guru ji’s life and places marked by His Divinity. The trip was certainly an informative and transformative experience.

Earlier in the week, the Youth Welfare Committee and the Skill Development Committee of the college came together for an innovative venture of teaching calligraphy in Gurmukhi script to the students of the college. Sardar Mehtab Singh, the resource person and expert invited at the workshop is actively involved in preparation and rewriting of ancient religious and historical Sikh sacred texts at Harimandar Sahib, Amritsar. He was accompanied by many representatives of his organization Kalam Dwaat , who in a very encouraging and inspiring manner, taught the nuances of writing the Gurmukhi script with wooden Kalams using earthen inkpots. The history of the written script and the advent of writing with various ingredients was also elaborated through a detailed presentation. The experience transported the nearly 100 participating students to that pristine era. Several members of the faculty also enthusiastically learnt the art and delighted in writing in the traditional method.

Dr. Nisha Bhargav expressed her appreciation for the unique endeavor and reiterated that the trip and the workshop were organized to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji and will go a long way in keeping today’s generation connected to its roots and values. Ms. Sukhpreet Bhatia, Dean, Youth Welfare and Dr. Amardeep Kaur from the Skill Development Committee joined the Principal in organizing these ventures.