Bhangra World Cup in Jalandhar revives folk tradition of Punjab

Bhangra World Cup in Jalandhar revives folk tradition of Punjab

champions The bhangra team of Chandigarh University in a jubliant mood after winning the Bhangra World Cup hosted by Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, on Sunday. photo: sarabjit Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 24

Liveliness and bonhomie was at its peak on the second day of the Bhangra World Cup at Lyallpur Khalsa College where Cabinet minister for higher education Pargat Singh was invited as the chief guest. College president Balbir Kaur and Joint Secretary Jaspal Singh Waraich welcomed the chief guest who lauded the efforts made by the college in promoting and preserving the Punjabi cultural heritage.

Speaking on the occasion, college Principal Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra said the higher education sector was feeling quite optimistic on the appointment of Pargat Singh as the Minister for Higher education. He also informed that on the second day around eleven teams gave onstage performance which included Real Folk Bhangra Academy, GHG Khalsa College Gurusar Sadhar Ludhiana, Folk Art Lover Academy Chandigarh, Anakhi Mutiyaraa, GNE Ludhiana and others. In the evening. Parminder Singh Heer SP Rural Jalandhar also arrived as the guest.

The performance of the participants was adjudged by a panel of five judges, who declared Chandigarh University as the first position winner, G.N.E. Ludhiana remained at second position, whereas jointly third position went to G.H.G. Khalsa College Gurusar Sadhar Ludhiana and Singh International Cultural Academy which were given prizes of Rs 81,000/-, 41,000/- and 21,000/- respectively. Jagjot of GHG Khalsa College Gurusar Sadhar Ludhiana was declared the best dancer, whereas second and third positions went to Ramandeep, Chandigarh University and Asish, Anakhi Mutiyaraa. The live telecast of the event was shown on YouTube channels of the college along with TV channels.

On this occasion, a letter of appreciation was awarded to late Dr Inderjit Singh which was received by his daughter Prof. Ekjot Kaur. In addition, Lifetime Achievement Award was given to folk singer Sarabjit Singh Cheema and renowned Bhangra artiste and Bhangra director Jagdeep Singh Goga for their contribution to Punjabi folk dance Bhangra. Apart from this all the participating teams were given a prize of Rs. 11000 each by the College Governing Council.

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