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Punjabi Culture and Traditions Highlight Vaisakhi Celebrations at Khalsa College

Amritsar, April 12  
The rich Punjabi cultural traditions were the highlights at Vaisakhi celebrations at historic Khalsa College campus, here today. The students and staff, wearing traditional dresses, had festive time as music, dance and stalls, depicting cultural heritage, added colour to the onset of harvesting season celebrations.
  The mega Mela was organized in the vast cricket grounds with youngsters enjoying Punjabi delicacies, merry-go-rounds and buying traditional items at the stalls. It was all fun and frolics as the crowed resorted to Gidda, Bhangra and Jhoomer laced with tunes of folk songs and lyrics. The participants said the Punjabi composite culture was on display with college ground proving to be a canvass in background of cultural bonanza.
  Apart from the display of play by the drama artists from College, the dance competitions attracted huge applause as the teachers also joined in the celebrations. The campus also came alive as it gave the impression of huge village Mela as the delicacies including Jalebies and Pakodas served abundantly.
  The display of Gatka by the College students was well received while it was further an applauding time when the College’s orchestra resorted to traditional Punjabi music and all danced together without inhibitions. Khalsa College Governing Council honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh who was the chief guest at the occasion said such celebrations connect the younger generation to the traditions of Punjab.
  “The Mela provides a glimpse of the whole 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 Dr. Mehal Singh said they wanted to provide the students an opportunity to witness rich Punjabi culture. He said this also provides opportunities to the students to compete in cultural shows and connect with the rich heritage.
  The students also recited `Boliyan’ (folk singing) to welcome the festival of `Vaisakhi’ which is associated with the good times on the advent of harvesting month in Punjab. The beats of the Dhol continued the whole day and with the changing times the modern pop music songs also blend with the traditional. ``It is a festival of good times and as it relates to the coming of the harvesting season”, said Prof. Davinder Singh, Registrar of the College.