Lohri celebrations begin in Jalandhar

Lohri celebrations begin in Jalandhar

Fired up! Students of St Soldier Group of Institutions go traditional as they celebrate Lohri in Jalandhar on Monday. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 11

Even as there are still two days for Lohri to arrive, celebrations have already begun in the city.

St Soldier Group of Institutions celebrated Lohri in a traditional way. All directors, principals and students prayed for peace and harmony in the world. Managing director Prof Manhar Arora along with directors, principals and students offered groundnuts and popcorns into the bonfire. Students Harsimrat, Arpita, Shivani, Diksha, Rajan and Jaspreet came dressed in traditional attire and performed ‘Punjabi boliyan’, danced to it and sung the Lohri songs. Chairman Anil Chopra, vice-chairperson Sangeeta Chopra gave Lohri wishes and prayed for healthy world and appealed to everyone to burn all the negativity of life in the fire of Lohri.

The students of Nobel School also celebrated the upcoming festival with lots of joy and excitement but through online mode. Classes I to V were asked to sing a Lohri song and students of Classes VI to XI were required to make a 2-3 minute video giving speech on the importance of Lohri. The students were in Punjabi attire which added charm to the festive aura. Students of Nursery, KG and Prep classes were asked to participate and perform giddha and bhangra. In each class, three best entries were shortlisted according to their performance for the final show.

Chairman Prof CL Kochher, managing director Kumar Shiv Kochher and Principal Dr Jyoti Verma appreciated the efforts of students. The chairman encouraged and congratulated the selected students and also said to remain in touch with our culture and festivals. He wished a happy Lohri to all.

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