March 21, 2023
World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21 annually to promote the reading, writing, and teaching of poetry throughout the world. World Poetry Day also aims to promote poetry as a means of preserving indigenous languages and cultures, as well as to encourage the translation of poems from different languages to promote cross-cultural understanding.
Department of Languages of B.A.M. Khalsa College, Garhshankar organised ‘Poem Writing Competition’ on March 21, 2023 to inculcate the habit of creative writing among its students. Theme of this year’s competition was “Love for Nature”, but students were given choice to choose any other topic of their interest. Poems could be written in any language (Punjabi, Hindi, English). Prof. Navdeep Singh chalked out this event, and students all across the streams were asked to submit their original poems. Students from all the departments, submitted their poems to the coordinator of the event. Then these poems were sent for evaluation. Prof. Kamaljit Kaur, Prof. Kanwaljeet Kaur and Prof. Navdeep Singh performed the duty as judges and with consent of all the judges a final result was declared.
Poem of Akashdep Singh (BA 2nd Year) was adjudged as first. Kirandeep Kaur (B.Sc.-B.Ed. 2nd Year) & Rajveer Kaur (BA 1st year) shared the second position. 3rd position was secured by four students- Priyanka Rani (B.Sc.-B.Ed 2nd Year), Akasheep Thind (BA3rd Year), Ankita Rana (B.Sc.-B.Ed. 2nd Year, and Payal (B.A.-B.Ed. 3rd Year. Certificates were given to all the position holders so that alongside the winners all other students could be motivated
Prof. Navdeep Singh gave a speech on the background of this day. College Principal, Prof. Jaspal Singh shared his views regarding poetry and made appeal to the students to devote themselves for literature, especially Poetry. He emphasised that Poetry is the most potent weapon to change the mindset of thousands of hundred people. Principal applauded the efforts of the department for organising such meaningful events, especially he thanked Prof. Navdeep Singh who was the coordinator of this event.
Prof. Lakhwinderjeet Kaur, Prof. Ritu Singh, Prof. Kamaljit Kaur, Prof. Kanwaljeet Kaur, Prof. Navdeep Singh were present there.