In a one-of-its kind initiative aiming to reconnect the youth to our vedic roots and familiarize them with the ability of shlokas and mantras to transform our lives, the Skill Development Committee and Sanskrit Department of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women organized a workshop titled ‘Dhvani- Chanting of Mantras and Shlokas’. Dr. Shankarji Jha, Dean University Instructions, PU graced the workshop as the Chief Guest and Mrs. Sudesh Gandhar, Senior Governing Body Member, DAV College Managing Committee was the Special Guest on this occasion. The workshop witnessed enthusiastic participation of over 250 faculty members and students from various institutions from across the tricity. The students of Sanskrit Department also put up an exhibition on ‘Sanskrit vocabulary’ during the event.
In session II, Dr. Vijaypal Shastri, Department of Sanskrit, Government Senior Secondary School, Mallah taught the participants the correct pronunciation of vowels, consonants, Gayatri mantra and Mahamrityunjay mantra. Prof. Virender Kumar Alankar, Chairman, Department of Sanskrit, PU was the Guest of Honour for the 3rd session of the day. In his address, Prof. Alankar highlighted the importance of teaching our future generations Sanskrit language- the language of Gods, as it is a philosophical language and mother of many languages that owe their roots to Sanskrit. Dr.Devi Singh, Department of Sanskrit, GGDSD College-32 conducted a stimulating session on special chanting of shlokas in chhand.