Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 13
The Department of Tourism and the UT Administration celebrated Lohri festival with special children at Aashrey Home, Sector 47-D, with enthusiasm while following the Covid-19 protocol.
The chief guest at the celebration was Manoj Parida, Adviser to the UT Administrator. Parida was accompanied by his wife. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary, Home-cum-Tourism, UT, Nitika Pawar, Director Tourism, and Dr Jasbinder Kaur, Director Principal, GMCH, Sector 32, were also present on the occasion.
The function started with traditional welcome of the chief guest with Punjabi boliyaan, folk songs and dhol. It was a gala event for special children. The bonfire, a key feature of Lohri, was kept burning throughout the celebration, lighting up the spirit of joy, happiness and togetherness.
Parida distributed blankets, water campers and sweets among special children to make the occasion special for them. Officials of Aashrey Home thanked Parida and the Tourism Department for celebrating Lohri with children and making the day special for them.
Nitika Pawar said, “The Chandigarh Tourism Department endeavours to promote not only tourist spots, but also cultural and festive traditions of the City Beautiful.”
Mohali DC distributes gifts among 135 girls
Mohali Deputy Commissioner (DC) Girish Dayalan participated in the Lohri function at Jyoti Saroop Kanya Asra Sanstha, Randhawan Road, Kharar, today.
“Programmes will be held for the entire month at various places in all districts of the state during which 1.5 lakh newborn girls will be felicitated and their parents will be handed over certificates signed by the Punjab Chief Minister,” said the DC.
Gifts were given to 135 girls by the DC on the occasion.
The president of Jyoti Saroop Kanya Asra Sanstha, Dr Harminder Singh, his wife Harbhajan Kaur and son Amandeep Singh, district child protection officer Navpreet Kaur, district programme officer Sukhdeep Singh, child development project officer Arvinder Kaur and Gurwinder Kaur, Maninder Singh and Kiranpal Kaur and others were also present at the function.
Minster gives gifts to girls, boys
‘Dheeyan di Lohri’ was celebrated at a state-level function by the Health Department at the district hospital in Mohali. Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu lit up the bonfire and greeted people on the occasion of Maghi and Lohri.
He went to the maternity ward of the hospital and distributed winter clothes and blankets among newborns and their mothers. In all, 45 girls and 15 boys were given gifts by the minister. Lohri functions were held today in almost all government health institutions and wellness centres in the district.
Bar Association celebrates Lohri
Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab Balbir Singh Sidhu along with members of bar association celebrated “Lohri festival of daughters” at the District Administrative Complex ground in Mohali today. He distributed gifts among girls on the occasion. Congratulating people on the occasion of Lohri Sidhu said the Punjab Government had fulfilled all its promises made in the election manifesto by implementing welfare schemes for all sections of society in the state.
200 kits distributed among ITI students
Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu distributed 200 kits of dress designing, tailor tools, sewing machine and interlocking electrician machine among students, who passed from the ITI.
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