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Punjabi culture, traditions take centre stage at Khalsa College Vaisakhi Mela

Tonga rides and aesthetically decked-up dancing ghodis were quite an attraction at the Vaisakhi Mela held at the historic Khalsa College.Rich Punjabi cultural traditions were the highlights as festivities included a special exhibition of all things that make this harvest festival special in this part of the world.

Students and staff, wearing traditional dresses, had a great time as live music and folk-dance performances kept the mood peppy, while stalls, depicting cultural heritage of Punjab, gave a glimpse into the history of the festival as well as the lifestyle of people.

Just like a typical village mela, this one had stalls that exhibited traditional utensils, heritage looms, crafts of Punjab, sumptuous delicacies such as jalebis and pakodas, which were on offer as visitors enjoyed merry-go-round ride and several other activities at the mela.

Giddha, bhangra and jhoomer performances were presented by student groups and a play by drama students from the college were also staged. The display of gatka by college students and folk orchestra performance by the college band was the concluding highlight and an open invitation for one and all to dance their heart out.

Khalsa college governing council secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina said such celebrations connect the youth to the tradition of Punjab.

“The mela provides a glimpse of the composite culture of Punjab. There are many cultural practices which are going extinct now. It is good that we are making the youth aware of our rich heritage,” said Chhina. Principal Mehal Singh said they wanted to provide students an opportunity to witness the rich Punjabi culture. He said this also provides opportunities to students to compete in cultural shows and connect with the rich heritage.Students recited ‘boliyan’ to welcome the festival of ‘Vaisakhi’, which is associated with the good times on the advent of harvesting month in Punjab.

Tonga rides and aesthetically decked-up dancing ghodis have been fairly an attraction on the Vaisakhi Mela held on the historic Khalsa School.

Wealthy Punjabi cultural traditions have been the highlights as festivities included a particular exhibition of all issues that make this harvest competition particular on this a part of the world.

 College students get pleasure from joyrides throughout Vaisakhi Mela on the Khalsa School premises in Amritsar. Picture: Vishal Kumar

College students and workers, sporting conventional attire, had a good time as dwell music and folk-dance performances saved the temper peppy, whereas stalls, depicting cultural heritage of Punjab, gave a glimpse into the historical past of the competition in addition to the approach to life of individuals.

Similar to a typical village mela, this one had stalls that exhibited conventional utensils, heritage looms, crafts of Punjab, luxurious delicacies similar to jalebis and pakodas, which have been on provide as guests loved merry-go-round experience and a number of other different actions on the mela.

Giddha, bhangra and jhoomer performances have been offered by pupil teams and a play by drama college students from the school have been additionally staged. The show of gatka by school college students and folks orchestra efficiency by the school band was the concluding spotlight and an open invitation for every person to bounce their coronary heart out.

Khalsa school governing council secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina mentioned such celebrations join the youth to the custom of Punjab.

“The mela supplies a glimpse of the composite tradition of Punjab. There are a lot of cultural practices that are going extinct now. It’s good that we’re making the youth conscious of our wealthy heritage,” mentioned Chhina. Principal Mehal Singh mentioned they needed to offer college students a possibility to witness the wealthy Punjabi tradition. He mentioned this additionally supplies alternatives to college students to compete in cultural reveals and join with the wealthy heritage.

College students recited ‘boliyan’ to welcome the competition of ‘Vaisakhi’, which is related to the nice occasions on the arrival of harvesting month in Punjab.