History department organised an online storytelling session for students of classes VI – VIII on 19th May 2021. Teachers from the Social Science and Hindi department, and theatre enthusiasts attended the session.
The session was compered by Ms Sapna Sharma. She warmly welcomed the distinguished guest speaker, Prof. Danish Iqbal, who combines in himself various roles of a performer, teacher, writer and media person. He is an exponent of Dastangoi, an Urdu story telling art form. His robust dramatic works have been emulated by many of his peers in the field. He has also been associated with the training and nurturing of actors and has been visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, National School of Drama and many other such institutions.He has also received many National Awards, including the prestigious ‘Ghalib Award (for Theatre)’, ‘Mohan Rakesh Samman’ and Lassa Kaul Award for Best Documentary on National Integration.
Prof. Iqbal narrated stories from Jataka tales and Singhasan Battisi.This was followed by an interactive session with students and teachers which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present.
Our esteemed Principal, Padma ma’am, thanked Prof. Iqbal for a light hearted session. The session concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Ms. Shruti Talwar.