The Teej Festival was celebrated in G.H.G. Khalsa College on 01-09-2017 with fervour and gaiety. The glittering function was inaugurated with exuberant applause by the faculty members and the enthusiastic students. The entire college premises wore a festive look with bright and colourful decorations. The girls turned up in traditional attire & added liveliness to the occasion. A variety of traditional events enthralled the audience. The audience was captivated by the cultural programme consisting of folk dance Giddha, Tappey and Punjabi boliyan and were equally delighted by the traditional Punjabi dishes like gulgule, tikkis, malpurhas and kheer. A variety of stalls displaying bangles, jewellery, purses, cosmetics and mehndi enhanced the festive fervour. The noble gesture of providing free Jalebis by Shri Gulzari Lal Amar Sweets Sadhar famously known as ‘Raikoti’ was duly appreciated by all.
Various competitions like rangoli, Pakhi-making, nala-making, poster-making, dish-making, mehandi, clay-modelling, quiz, folk songs, hair-style & nail-art, embroidery and crochet, best out of waste, related to Punjabi culture were organised. After several rounds of competitions Amandeep Kaur, a student of B.Pharmacy (7th Sem), was adjudged the winner of Rangoli (1st), Best out of waste (1st), Nail art (1st), Poster making (consolation). Taranpreet Kaur student of B.Pharmacy (7th Sem) also bagged 2nd position in rangoli and consolation prize in best out of waste.
An exhibition on Punjabi culture & heritage organized by the Department of Commerce and Management was the highlight of the festival. Traditional articles like more than a century old utensils, coins, weapons, & hand written religious books; bagh, phulkari, pakhian, bangles, parandian, charkha, chhajj, chakki, peehra etc. were on display in the Exhibition to elicit knowledge to the students about the tradition rich Punjabi cultural heritage. The winners were congratulated & awarded prizes. The occasion was also graced by the College Registrar Dr. Harjinder Singh Brar; Dr. Satvinder Kaur, Principal College of Pharmacy; Dr. Sarabjit Kaur, Principal College of Education.
Dr. Swaranjit Singh Deol, the Principal of the college in his address appreciated the efforts of the girls and emphasized that the festival of Teej is not only a symbol of our cultural heritage but also such celebrations are a way of reviving and keeping the Punjabiyat alive for generations to come.