To mark the end of nostalgia which began on 23rd February, 2019 and on the grand completion of 50th year and beginning of 51st year, the Epilogue To Nostalgia had been brilliantly staged on 7th and 8th February, 2020 in Guru Nanak College, Dhanbad.
On 7th February 2020, the lyrical play Heer Ranjha was hosted outdoors in the open air.
More than 500 people of the city witnessed the play in a winter showery night. The sporadic drizzles made the tragic love saga additionally emotive. The play “Heer Ranjha” was given the touch of class by the directorial team of Sukhneet Chahal and Daljeet Kaur, almost taking it to the transcendental level of love. The audience could feel the poignant flavour of love throughout.
The program began with the welcome address by the principal Guru Nanak College, Dhanbad, Prof. P. Shekhar. The president of the college Sardar R. S. Chahal introduced the theme of the play and explained how the love between Heer and Ranjha was taken to the level of sublime, almost taking it to the form of worship and spirituality.
The secretary of the college Sardar D. S. Grewal proposed the vote of thanks and appreciated the students of the college for their wonderful performance. The evening ended with the delicious dinner.
The play got warm accolades from everyone and was covered by all the print media next day with huge appreciation for the artists and singers.
The concluding part of the two-day Golden Jubilee Celebration "Epilogue to Nostalgia" was organised in the College on Saturday on 8th February, 2020. The college was given the festive appearance, decorated with strings of coloured lights. The illuminated premises and eye-catching ornamentation mesmerised the visitors.
On this day the program was staged in Sardar J. S. Grewal auditorium of the college in which various cultural shades of different provinces of the country were seen. The ceremony started with Shabad, after which the Principal of the College, Prof. P. Shekhar, welcomed the guests and gave details of the educational and cultural events organized during the Golden Jubilee year and threw light on the future plans.
The chief guest of the event was Dr. Anjani Kumar Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of Binod Bihari Mahato Kolanchal University, and Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, Head Department of Economics, B.B.M.K. University, Dhanbad was the other distinguished guest.
Appreciating the contribution of Guru Nanak College in his statement, Dr. Srivastava said that this college has got not just body but a very sensitive soul. He also appreciated the college and said that it was very difficult for any college in the city or B.B.M.K. University to match the height of Guru Nanak College, Dhanbad. Further he said the students of this college had added to the value of the university across the country by performing at various sports, art and cultural activities nationwide as university representatives, for which he expressed happiness. Dr. Srivastava supported the establishment of the Department of Art and Culture in the college and also assured to start postgraduate programme in the Department of Commerce in the college. The Guest of Honour Dr. Ranjana Shrivastava praised the students of Guru Nanak College and blessed them to keep moving forward as well as to brighten the name of the college even outside the country.
The main attraction of the program were Nagpuri Dance, Rajasthani Folk Songs - Kesariya Balam, Gujarati Folk Dance, Punjabi Songs - Ehna Ankhi, Kala Doria, Pani Diya Challan, Punjabi Dance - Laung Lachi, Saat Pind, Gidda Giddhe Witch, Lathe Witch Chadar, Juddi, Tere Lad Lagiyaan, Tappay, Kamali, Jago, Gidda Bangla Songs - Tomay Hrid Majhare Rakhbo, etc.
The president of the college, Sardar R. S. Chahal, recalled the fifty-year journey of the college and also praised the hard work of the students and promised to give them a better platform in future. He expressed the desire to continue to advance the culture in the future while giving India's cultural diversity the highest attention.
The college secretary, Sardar Diljaun Singh Grewal, expressed his happiness over the large gathering of guests during the vote of thanks and invited everyone to join the traditional food of Punjab in the dinner.
The Makki di Roti and Sarson da Saag served in the dinner marked the end of aesthetic function.