Ranchi: Munshi Premchand Jayanti celebration was organized by the Department of Hindi at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Tapan Kumar Shandilya was the chief guest of the ceremony.
While presiding over the program, Vice Chancellor Dr. Tapan Kumar Shandilya, describing Premchand as very relevant in today’s context, described his works as the symbol of the lowest class of the society, Dalits, women and farmers.
He further said that in his major works Godan, Gaban, Nirmala etc. the main character of the story has always been of lower or middle class.
While discussing his personality in his address to the students, he told that initially Premchand started writing under the name of Nawab Rai and wrote his works in Hindi and Urdu.
A character from the village was always present in his story.
He said that seeing the talent of Premchand, Bengal’s famous novelist Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay honored him with the title of novel emperor.
Premchand’s story and novels played the role of a guide for generations to come.
As a special guest, Chairman of the Faculty of Humanities, Dr. Mohammad Ayub said that Premchand’s works should be studied by every person, irrespective of the faculty, because the message of humanity is contained in his works.
While entering the subject, Dr. Jinder Singh Munda, Head of Department of Hindi threw light on Premchand’s personality in detail.
He described Premchand as having amazing talent.
On this occasion, students of Hindi and Urdu department including Dr. Mrityunjay Koyri, Dr. Jitendra Singh also presented their views related to Premchand.
Before this, Premchand’s statue was remembered by garlanding it.
Dr. Vinod Kumar, Dr. Ramdas Oraon, Dr. PP Mahato and other students were present on the occasion.