In the presence of prominent guests, the Student Council comprising of KCSU/GGSU and SOPU celebrated Shaheed Bhagat Singh Jayanti at SGGS (Khalsa) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh with great zeal and zest, on November 4th, 2016.
Upon the arrival of the Chief Guests, Pardeep Chhabra (President Chandigarh Congress and Former Mayor), Jaspal Singh (Sarpanch, Zirakpur) and Sonu Bajwa (M.D. of Paras Downtown), lamp lighting ceremony was carried out. Sarbans Parteek was the wonderful host of the event and presented a patriotic song, along with his co- host, in honour of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. Later, the much awaited duo of the evening, Monty-Waris arrived. They expressed their gratitude and respect towards the freedom fighter. Then the hit songs, ‘Tere Bina’, ‘Keemat’, ‘Yaar Ni Milde’, etc lined up back to back, energized the mood.
After the duo left, the event was resumed by Sarbans Parteek as he admired the fire of ardent vengeance that Bhagat Singh had in himself for the atrocious British back then. A ‘Jalsa’ was presented by him which earned a huge applaud from the audience, followed by a song. Later, ‘The Landers’ arrived and got the crowd going with their performance.
The alumni of Khalsa college themselves, ‘The Landers’ felt honoured to be there. An active participation of students was seen as they sang beautiful poems and songs about the role of Bhagat Singh’s ideology in contemporary world.
The evening was even more rejoiced when singers Sunanda Sharma and Alfaaz surprised the audience. Alfaaz performed his new songs for the first time live and said it was the least that could be done for this initiative by the college. The allegro Punjabi music got the crowd sway along with it. As Shaheed Bhagat Singh said, “May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country”, this event was a step towards it. The evening air was filled with the essence of freedom and exhilaration, for which we owe our martyrs a big time.
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