This year’s Teej Festival has been celebrated in G.H.G. Khalsa College on 03-09-2016 with much fervour and gaiety. The glittering function was inaugurated with encouraging applause by the faculty members and the enthusiastic students. The entire college premises wore a festive look with colourful decorations, well decorated stage. The girls turned up in traditional attire & gave colour to the occasion. A variety of rich cultural programmes enthralled the captive audience. The cultural programmes consisted of dances to the beats of Giddha, Tappey and Punjabi boliyan and songs and also enjoyed eating the traditional Punjabi dishes like gulgule, tikkis, along with malpurhas and kheer. A variety of stalls, including those of bangles, jewellery, purses, cosmetics and mehndi gave a vibrant look to the festival. All appreciated the noble gesture of Shri. Gulzari Lal Amar Sweets Sadhar known as “Raikoti” who have been providing free stall of Jalebis for many years. It was really a memorable day for the student & its organizers.
Various competitions like mehndi, rangoli, folk songs, hair-style, embroidery and crochet, Pakhi and nala-making, poster-making and clay-modelling, quiz related to Punjabi culture and dish-making were organised. Exhibition on Punjabi culture and heritage was the special attraction of the festival. Traditional articles like bagh, phulkari, pakhian, bangles, parandian, charkha, chhajj, chakki, peehra, etc were on display in the Exhibition to showcase practical knowledge to the students about our traditional culture and heritage. More than 1000 girls participated in the festival. The winners were congratulated & awarded prizes by Dr. Varinder Kaur Thind,Director Development G.H.G. Khalsa Colleges. Also present on the occasion were the College Registrar Dr. Harjinder Singh Brar, Dr. Satvinder Kaur, Principal, College of Pharmacy, Dr. Sarabjit Kaur, Principal College of Education, Smt. Anita Kundra, Principal Jatindera Greenfield School, Smt. Jatidner Kaur, Principal Central School No. 1, Halwara, Principal Central School No. 2, Halwara, Smt. Anita, Principal Govt. Senior Secondary School, Boparai Kalan, Prof. Rajdev Kaur. The efforts on the stage were made by the exemplary guidance of Prof. Harcharan Kaur, Dr. Satwinder Kaur, Prof. Ramanpreet Kaur, Prof. Hamjeet Kaur & Prof. Priyanka
Dr Swaranjit Singh Deol, the principal of the college in his address appreciated the efforts of the girls and stated that the festival of Teej was a symbol of our cultural heritage. He was emphatic that the celebration of all such festivals and functions not only provided joy but were also a way of reviving and keeping alive the traditions and customs which were fasting vanishing these days.