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Amdavad Unbound & Research Journal

The function of prize distribution and book release of the poetry competition “AMDAVAD UNBOUND” organized by School of Liberal Studies was organized in PDPU.

School of Liberal Studies came up with a novel idea of organizing an open online poetry competition on the theme of ‘Ahmedabad’ for students of PDPU and people outside. We welcomed poems on the said theme in English, Hindi and Gujarati. People of heterogeneous age group and various walks of life including students, homemakers, doctors, professionals etc. participated enthusiastically. Wagh Bakri Tea Lounge, Buskers Corner, Ahmedabad Book Club, Syahee.com and Dig to Know were our knowledge partners, facilitated in promotion and pre-events. We also got the services of reputed people like Dr. Ranjana Harish an eminent academician of Gujarat, Dr. Shyamal Munshi an eminent poet and singer and Dhvanit the reputed R J of Radio Mirchi and a poet to judge the poems.

School of Liberal Studies is also proud to publish this anthology which is the first of its kind wherein the citizens of a city wrote poems about the city.

Artson Publishing House agreed to partner with us as complimentary publishing partner and they would publish the anthology. The panel of internal judges filtered around 135 poems for publication into an anthology. There is also a section of invited poets wherein Dr. Nigam Dave, Dr. Shyamal Munshi, R J Dhvanit, Rakshit Pandit- poet and columnist and Vaishakh Rathod- poet and dramatist have contributed on the theme. The students’ team of School of Liberal Studies worked relentlessly to make the competition and the publication a grand success. The book is available for purchase on www.amazon.in.

Ninad Parikh won the 1st Prize followed by Nitya Jadeja as 2nd prize winner and Yash Parikh as the 3rd prize winner. There were also five consolation prizes.



 

Gandhi Day

A 'Gandhi Day' was organized at SLS recently as a part of a course for the first year students on Conflict Resolution: Gandhian Way of Non-Violence. Prof. Sudarshan Iyengar, former Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith, gave the keynote address. His explanation of the Gandhian method of Conflict Management through the 'Gandhi calling Gandhi', referring to the spiritual calling within each of us, made the content very relatable by all age groups. Khadi was the preferred garment of the day and it was heartening to see almost all students and faculty members coming to the university wearing Khadi garments. Later in the day, students from Gujarat Vidyapith came with Charkhas and demonstrated the art of spinning Khadi. Many SLS students joined them in this interesting endeavor.



 

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