Lohri functions were held across various educational institutions in the city. In KMV College, the festival was celebrated in collaboration with Sarv Sukh Seva Mission, Jalandhar. Principal Atima Sharma Dwivedi welcomed the guests. City MLAs Bawa Henry, Sushil Kumar Rinku, and Rajinder Bery were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the students, Dr Dwivedi averred that the society was progressing at a very fast pace and in the present scenario gender discrimination should be completely put to an end. She further maintained that the boys and girls both had equal potential and that they should be given equal opportunities for growth and one should strive to create a gender just society. Popular singer Jugraj Sandhu also enthralled the audience with his hit and popular tracks and made the students dance to his tunes. Students also enjoyed peanuts, jaggery and other traditional sweets.
Rain fails to dampen spirit of celebrations
In KCL Institute of Management and Technology and Lyallpur Khalsa College of Engineering the festival was celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and fanfare. Even though the rain delayed the function, but students made all efforts to make arrangements indoor at the last moment. The function started with the speech of director KCLIMT Dr SK Sood and Dr DS Rao (director LKCE), highlighting the importance of festival of Lohri which ushers in the cheerful spring season bidding adieu to the dull winter.
All teachers and students took part in the celebration enthusiastically. The programme kicked off with “Lohri Poojan”. Popcorns, groundnuts and sweets were distributed. Students danced on the Punjabi folk songs, sang Lohri songs etc.
Sweets, peanuts distributed among participantsAt GNDU Regional Campus, Lohri was celebrated with much fun and fervour. The faculty and students participated enthusiastically in the function.
Lohri was lighted amidst Lohri songs. Prayers for a happy and prosperous New Year were offered and sweets, peanuts, puffed rice etc were distributed among those present. Songs and dances on Punjabi folk songs were performed. Later, students danced to DJ songs. Dr Jyoteesh Malhotra, associate dean of the campus, greeted everyone and wished them a good year ahead. Dr Namarta Joshi, Dr Rupam Jagota, Dr Deepkamal Randhawa, Dr Virendra Singh and others were present on the occasion.
Mood upbeat CT World School
At CT World School, the mood on the campus was upbeat and the students were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri. The students and teachers sang songs immersed in rich cultural folklore of Punjab. Principal Madhu Sharma along with all other educators worshipped ‘Dhooni’ and prayed for the well-being of everyone. Students of kindergarten and primary section were attired in traditional dresses and were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri.
Madhu Sharma, Principal, CT World School, appreciated the efforts of students and educators and remarked that the people residing in Punjab attach a great significance to Lohri as this festival prompts people to be thankful for God’s provisions and to celebrate his creations. She also greeted the students and encouraged them to value their cultural heritage.
Principal extends New Year, Lohri greetings
At Sanskriti KMV School, beating the winter chill and rain spell, KMV School Principal, staff and students joined for the holy rituals of Lohri and seeked blessings for the prosperous New Year and progressive days ahead.
Rachna Monga, Principal, in her address to the students extended her kind wishes and mentioned to think and act positive by keeping the morals high with honesty and determination.
Students, staff celebrate the day
The cultural festival of Lohri was celebrated with enthusiasm and joy by the staff and students at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, today. College Principal Gurpinder Singh Samra led the presence of all the faculty members and students on this vivacious occasion.
Principal Gurpinder Singh Samra expressed his best wishes to everyone and hoped for more accomplishments for the institution and its faculty and students. Samra also shed light on the relevance of this fun-filled festival and identified this festival as a basis to preserve our rich cultural heritage and to make young generation aware of it.
Following Punjabi traditions, the Lohri bonfire was lit along with presentation of boliyan, gidha and folk songs by students whilst the traditional Lohri eatables were also served on the occasion. Students from the music department of the college also showcased their talent on the occasion whilst the stage was managed by Dr Harjinder Singh Sekhon.