January 31st, 2019. Knowledge Resource centre. The Bhawanipur Education Society College seized the initiative to break the stereotype that it is only on special days like August 15th and January 26th that the Nation should talk patriotism. The response, “Tum par hai Qurban”, organised and conducted by Prof Vasundhara Mishra acclaimed poetess was a resounding success as the teachers and students – about a hundred of them – concurred. Prof Dilip Shah, the Dean of Student Affairs of BESC, Prof Minakshi Chaturvedi, Mohit Agarwal, Chandan Jha, Sourav Goswami were there in force as were a number of students who not only participated in the proceedings but also went out of their way to wear their patriotism on their sleeves. Aniket Chiraria, Shivam Mishra Anjali Dubey, Md Suhail Jahan recited poems – some composed for the occasion – that had the blood on the boil. Members of the Crescendo collective of the BESC presented a song that was just apt for the occasion and added further gist to the proceedings. “Patriotism is not something that should be relegated to special days, something that we pay lip service to, before moving on in our quest for a better life. Instead, patriotism should be a part of our lives, like breath, in everything that we do. We must remember the sacrifices that our forefathers committed to win us the freedom that we take for granted and do every little bit, everyday to keep the fire burning inside” said Prof Dilip Shah to a rousing applause. It was a day for taking pledge and BESC took it.