Baisakhi Celebration cum Coke Studio Live with SharryMaan @ GNA University
The premises of GNA University wore a festive look with the compound decorated with items depicting the heritage of Punjab. GNA University celebrated Baisakhi and the enthralling audience witnessed the Live Coke Studio Concert with Sharry Maan and a Live Band performance by Hail Revolution. The ambience of the University showcased the harvest season with cut-outs of farmers, fulkaris and balloons all around. Various aspects of the rural Punjab, its cultural heritage through tableaux exhibiting sowing, ploughing, harvesting, winnowing and gathering of crop were also shown. Various stalls of food, bangles, dress material and toys were displayed for the audience to have a feel of festivity.
Students came dressed in traditional Punjabi colourful outfits with ornaments and accessories. A cultural programme was also presented by the students on this occasion in which Dhol beats and Punjabi folk music added to the excitement. Dressed in typical folk attire, students also danced to the tunes of bhangra. They relished Baisakhi special dishes like jalebi to mark the festivity and to sweeten up the celebrations.
While speaking on the occasion, S Gurdeep Singh Sihra, Pro Chancellor, GNA University said,“Baisakhi is not only a harvest festival but also an auspicious day as on this day Guru Gobind Singh had established the “KhalsaPanth”. He encouraged the students to enjoy and respect all the Punjabi festivals.
Dr VK Rattan, Vice Chancellor, GNA University said, “The purpose of the event ‘Baisakhi’ was to make the students aware about the historical background, significance and relevance of Baisakhi.”
A delightful food trail of food stalls were enjoyed by 2000 local populace of Phagwara. To add to the festival atmosphere, a tasty side helped by music and entertainment was ensured for the locals and visitors for Live music performance by the renowned band “Hail Revolution’ and Lucky Draw.
The live performance of Sharry Maan, the renowned Punjabi singer swayed away the whole gathering on the toes. The versatile singer sang all his popular beats and created a fervour of festivity of full swing.\
The occasion was graced by the renowned industrialists from the hometown, the Mayor of Phagwara, Mr.Arun Khosla, the MD of Coke- Mr. Vishal Sabharwal and the faculty of GNA University.
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