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Posted at: Jan 14, 2018, 2:18 AM; last updated: Jan 14, 2018, 2:18 AM (IST)CAMPUS NOTES

Lohri fervour grips State Public School

State Public School, Jalandhar Cantt, celebrated Lohri with exuberance and fanfare. The mood on the campus was upbeat. Students attired in traditional dresses, were absorbed in the festive spirit. The function commenced with speeches, highlighting the importance of the festival, which ushers in the cheerful spring season, bidding adieu to the winters. Principal of the school, Savina Bahl, along with teachers, vice-president Dr Gagandeep Kaur, lit the bonfire and children had a gala time as they danced around the holy bonfire, offering prayers for the prosperity of the nation.

BD Arya Girls College

BD Arya Girls College, Jalandhar Cantt, celebrated Lohri by lighting the ceremonial bonfire and seeking the blessings of the Almighty. Principal Dr Sarita Verma emphasised on the cultural relevance of observing the festival. She felicitated students who performed cultural items. The institution gave the message of women empowerment, thereby promoting gender equality in the society.

Govt Primary School, Mianwal

‘Dhiyan Di Lohri’ was celebrated at the Government Primary School, Mianwal. The programme was inaugurated by head master Parkash Chand, master Harjinder Singh Khaira, Hardeep Kaur Bajwa, Amanpreet, Harpreet Kaur, Balraj Singh and the SMC committee members by lighting the Lohri fire. Children presented a cultural programme. ‘Gachak’ and ‘reoris’ were also distributed among the students.

Kanya Maha Vidyalaya

At Kanya Maha Vidyalaya Lohri celebrations were dedicated to women education and empowerment. Dr Sushma Chwala, vice-president, KMV management committee, graced the occasion as the chief guest. The guest of honour was Dr Satpal Gupta. Principal Atima Sharma Dwivedi welcomed the guests and wished all success and prosperity. Children from economically backward sections were presented gifts. Students presented cultural songs and infused the whole environment with joy and energy.

Apeejay College

Student Welfare Association of Apeejay College of Fine Arts celebrated Lohri in a unique way with the kids of an orphanage of Jalandhar. Students of the college spread smiles on the lovely faces of young buds living in the orphanage. The college members distributed track suits, sweets, caps and peanuts to kids. College students played fun games with them. Principal Dr Sucharita congratulated everyone.

Eklavya School

Lohri was celebrated at Eklavya School with fanfare. The theme of the celebration was ‘Kuria di Lohri’. Lohri is the harvest festival of Punjab, famously known as the bread-basket state of the country. This harvest festival is celebrated to mark both celebration and sharing. The function kicked off with the speech by educator Inderpreet Kaur, highlighting the importance of the festival. Director, Seema Handa lit the traditional bonfire and staff performed the rituals and also danced around the bonfire. Chairperson JK Gupta, offered warm wishes to everyone. Director, Seema Handa threw light on the festival of Lohri and said the festival marks the victory of good over evil. Principal, Dimpal Sharma greeted Eklavyans and encouraged them to value their cultural heritage.

Lyallpur Khalsa College

Lohri was celebrated with full colour and zest at the Lyallpur Khalsa College. Various colorful facets of Punjabi culture and lifestyle were at display in this impressive programme put up by the joint efforts of college governing council, principal, teaching and non-teaching staff. College principal Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra inaugurated the programme by lighting up the festivities as per the traditions of the festival, adding warmth into the atmosphere. TNS


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