Chandigarh, December 13, Day 3 of the four-day Dev Samaj Mahotsava celebrating the 169th birth anniversary of founder of Dev Samaj – Bhagwan Dev Atma, witnessed wide ranging activities like a blood donation camp, a sonorous performance by the band orchestra comprising more than 100 students of the Dev Samaj schools in Chandigarh, Ferozepur, Delhi, Gurgaon and Akbarpur, and a drama highlighting social and moral values enacted by the students of Dev Samaj Modern School, Nehru Nagar and Dev Samaj Modern School, Sukhdev Vihar, New Delhi.
The blood donation camp organized by the volunteers of Dev Samaj institutions with the help of GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh was hugely successful. 143 units of blood were collected. Dr. Agnese Dhillon, Principal, Dev Samaj College of Education said that such activities were especially undertaken to develop philanthropic attitude among students. More than 200 volunteers came forward for this noble cause. The 3rd day, of the ongoing Dev Samaj Mahotsava at the Dev Samaj Bhawan, Sector 36, Chandigarh, started with the soulful bhajan, ‘Param Lakshya Guru Puran Hove’ by Sh Sandeep Kumar.
The evening session included a discourse on ‘Bhagwan Dev Atma – Achhe Jeevan Ka Aadhar’ by Dr Manoj Madan , and a drama enacted by the students. The drama, ‘Jaago Manushya Jaago’ presented in the evening session focused on the philosophy of Bhagwan Dev Atma. It sensitized the audience to the need for safeguarding innocence and integrity. The play moved the audience to tears by the characters’ emotional rendering of the relationships of parents and children. It motivated the students to adopt a more responsible behavior towards their elders. The play was directed by Sh Manoj Madan, Principal, Dev Samaj Modern School, New Delhi.