GNDU’s exhibition on its 52nd Foundation Day reminds us of an period passed by as heritage gadgets placed on show are slowly vanishing from Punjabi way of life and culturescape. Tribune correspondent Neha Saini and photojournalist Sunil Kumar take us down the reminiscence lane…
IT was like a stroll by way of an period passed by as eight faculties from Jalandhar, Amritsar and Pathankot arrange stalls of heritage gadgets that included classic kitchens, dwelling rooms and wonderful hand weaves that Punjab is legendary for.
The Lok Virsa exhibition at GNDU marked the college’s 52nd Foundation Day. The exhibition has a number of gadgets on show that at the moment are vanishing from Punjabi way of life and culturescape. Items reminiscent of chakki that used to grind grains or the gramophone, or handmade thathera utensils (manufactured from brass and bronze) that additionally discovered point out within the UNESCO’s intangible heritage listing have been displayed.
Colleges collaborating are Apeejay College of Arts, Jalandhar; Hans Raj Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jalandhar; BBKDAV College for Women; Khalsa College of Education, Amritsar; Sidana Institute of Education, Amritsar; Baba Budda College, village Thatha, Tarn Taran; Anand College of Education, Amritsar; Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar; and Shri Guru Angad Dev College, Khadoor Sahib.
Students additionally carried out folks dances and songs reminiscent of jaago, boliyan and sammi for guests.
The hottest attraction was the 200-year-old hand-woven phulkari chaddar. A lot of stalls had plenty of conventional, old-world home items, together with gramophone, radio and instruments utilized in looms arrange at residence by girls, who used to make phulkaris and durries at residence. Live conventional, classic kitchen have been additionally arrange at a number of stalls. Earthen pots and generally discovered kitchen gadgets reminiscent of chaati, chakki, masaledaanis, degh and others which have now vanished from fashionable way of life have been additionally placed on show for guests, particularly the youthful era to familiarise them about Punjabi tradition and way of life.
Phulkaris, splendid baghs, hand-weaved pakkhis (followers) and durries, too, have been an training concerning the wealthy textile and crafts of Punjab. Rare and outdated cash, some courting again to the 14th and fifteenth century, have been additionally placed on show.