Unlike organising lectures to commemorate the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh,a group of students from Government High School,Kheri-Jhameri,decided upon a unique way to pay their tributes to the martyr on March 25.
Around 30 students of the school,accompanied by their Punjabi teacher,commemorated the occasion by organising an Inqalabi Sabhiyacharak Mela with the support of over a dozen villages.
A play by Bathinda-based playwright Keerti Kirpal Mein Bhagat Singh and another act on Bhagat Singh,choreographed by Gursharan Singh,were staged at the mela.
Karamjit Singh Grewal,the teacher who helped the students with the mela and also directed a play,which was enacted by students on the occasion,said: We had put up a tent in the school ground but had to shift the venue to Sehra Palace at the last moment due to rain. The new venue was more than two kilometres from the school,but this did not dampen the spirit of students and they performed the play with confidence and won applause from the audience which had come from villages like Jassowal,Kheri,Jhameri,Himanjupur,Beela,Jodhan,Mansuran,Lalton,Thakkarwal,Dhandhran,Mehmoodpura,Manakwal among others.
Grewals 30-minute play Sone di chidi,which had 20 students from the middle and senior classes, highlighted the thinking of Bhagat Singh and Indias freedom struggle.
He said: The students devoted their precious time for this ballet on Bhagat Singh. They prepared for it during their annual examination. I made the rehearsal schedule in such a manner that their studies did not suffer.
Apart from plays,the message of adopting scientific thinking was also conveyed to the people by Mohanjit Singh Threekay from the Taraksheel Society.