“When you invite people to think, you are inviting revolution.”
It was an honor for all of us to have Mr. G.S. Chani, a renowned persona, a laureate, a ventriloquist, a thespian, and an art lover. Mr. GS Chani has traveled the world. He is an alumnus of Boston University, the USA, where he did his advanced training in television and communication at the College of Communications. He was also a visiting lecturer at some of the world’s most renowned universities; amongst them are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Michigan State University.
He is also a prominent theatre person who has produced 27 theatre plays, 5 TV serials and 8 TV films, along with 36 television documentaries. During his career, he has been accoladed with a plethora of awards and has also been felicitated by the governments of India and Punjab.
It was an exigent task for us to invite such an eminent personality in our school to interact with Hallmarkites. It was our nobility to have him on board with us to conduct this workshop for students from Classes VII-X.
Mr. G. S. Chani shared his pearls of wisdom on the art, culture, and heritage of India, as for him, “ We ourselves are the heritage.” He further mentioned that, in the absence of due respect for our distinct heritage, we are on the verge of losing our own identity on this globe. One of the world’s oldest living civilizations – which gave to the world the concept of zero, the primordial sound Aum, Yoga, and Buddhism – must be preserved at any cost.
During the screening of one of his documentaries, he elucidated the beauty of the forts of Daulatabad, which insisted each one present there to respect our culture and preserve our heritage. Taking it further, he told us about the forts of Daulatabed and Fatehpur Sikri. He also added that to dream big, one has to be happy and joyful within.
At the end, Principal, Ms. Kavita Wadhwa, dignified the workshop and emphasized how important it is to preserve our rich culture and heritage at the Best CBSE School in Panchkula, which can be a saga for the budding generation.