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15th Feb, 2017:One-day Capacity building workshop on creative Writing

 
The Departments of English, Punjabi and Hindi organided a one-day Capacity building workshop for students,    ‘On Wings of Creativity: The Craft of Writing’ under the aegis of RUSA(RashtriyaUcchatarShikshaAbhyan ) on 15th February 2017 at PG Govt. College For Girls, Sector 11 Chandigarh.
Eminent  poets, Dr. SurjitPatar and Dr.MathuraDutt  Pandey and novelist Ms. Neel Kamal Puri  were the resource persons for the workshop.
Dr. Patar spoke about the creative process of composing poetry, which emanates as the song of silence, giving words to the unsaid. Holding the packed hall riveted with his mellifluous voice, he recited verses from Khalil Gibran, Rumi, Bashir, etc. and sang in tarrunnum from some of his well known and much loved poems.
Dr. Pandey stressed upon the importance of ábhyas’: ‘karat karatabhyaskejarhmati hot sujan ’for the aspiring writer.Satya, Shiv and Sundarbeing essential elements of literature, he said that literature should strike a resonant chord in the hearts of people.
Giving importance to locale and place, Ms. Neel Kamal Puri highlighted the need to place one’s characters in a specific setting, which lends authenticity and perspective to the narrative .She also reaffirmed Dr.Patar’s emphasis on wide reading and extensive experience to internalise the ‘grammar’of a language and the genres one chooses to write in.
In the second session, the resource persons read and commented upon the writings presented by students, offering valuable suggestions and encouraging them to give free rein to their creativity.

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