9th Mohan Lal Bhaskar Art & Theatre Festival
HARISH DIDO | 02 Dec 2013

The 9th Mohan Lal Bhaskar Art and Theatre Festival in memory of an author of masterpiece book “I was India’s spy in Pakistan” late Mohan Lal Bhaskar was organized by Bhaskar Foundation at Manav Mandir Senior Secondary School.

The inauguration ceremony was performed Lakbir Singh, SP(H), Ferozepur by lightening a lamp and offering flowers, on the photo of Bhaskar Sahib.

Lakbir Singh, SP(H) said, “Organizing of such programmes by the family members, in memory of Mohan Lal Bhaskar gives a feeling of his existence around them as feeling itself is a reality”. 

Paritbha Bhaskar, Principal welcoming the guests, participants, and teachers appealed to follow the path shown by late Mohan Lal Bhaskar.


On this occasion, 30 brilliant but deserving students were given scholarship for one year by Manav Mandi institutions.

A debate on the topic – India is not a country but a crowd – was organized in which teams of seven institutions participated. The debate became interesting when its participants commented about our country with strong logics and bitter criticism about society.  Apart from this, on the spot painting and rangoli competitions were also held.

The attraction of the programme was stage play “Chidi di ambar val udhan” by Suchetak Rang Manch Mohali directed by Anita Shabdish based on the poetry of Dr.Gurminder Sidhu and ‘Navan Janam’ based on the story ‘Klan’ of Sarvmeet. The scripts were a satire on the female foeticide and caste system which got a good response and left unerasable imprint from the audience.

On this occasion, Vibhore Sharma, DSP(H),Ferozepur, Prof.Gurtej Koharwala, Dr.Satnder Singh, Jaswinder Singh Bootewalia, Aman Devda, Harsh Arora, Dr.S.N.Rudhra, C.L.Arora, Prof.H.K.Gupta, AmrikSingh, Surinder Goyal, Shalinder Bhalla and Harmit Vidyarthi were present.


In the painting competitions, SD Sr.Sec. School, Dev Samaj Sr.Sec. School and Dev Samaj Model High School got first, second and third positions respectively. In Rangoli,DDB DAV Public School, California Public School, Dev Samaj Girls School bagged first, second and third positions. In national devotion character, MLMSr.Sec. School first and Dev Samaj School were in second positions.  In poetry recitation, Dev Samaj School,Ferozshah, Dev Samaj Girls Sr.Sec. School stood first and second and at college level poetry recitation, Dev Samaj Sr.Sec. School got first position while Govt. Barjinder College Faridkot bagged second position.  In debate competition, Dev Samaj College for Women and Genesis Institute of Dental Science stood first and second respectively.