Jalandhar, March 20, 2019: The Dept. of Cultural Affairs at Lovely Professional University organized a pre-day Holi celebration for its students and staff members amid various Indian folk dances. The occasion was ‘Akhil Bhartiya Lok Kala Mahotsav-2019’ organized at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the University.
The event witnessed scintillating performances by 60 nationally renowned artists of Karnataka Sahasa Kala Academy (Bangalore), All India Folk and Tribal Art Parishath (New Delhi). Ministry of Culture (Government of India) and North Zone Cultural Centre (Patiala, Punjab) supported the event held by LPU.
The visiting artists from different Indian states and union territories including Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Uttrakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu-Kashmir and more presented traditional dance forms of their respective areas. Synchronizing with the present festivity days, the Fag dance of Haryana depicting Holi Festival celebration was much liked by all. Similarly, Sirmauri dance of Himachal, Dolu Kunta of Karnataka, Bhangra of Punjab, Kudd of Jammu & Kashmir, Bhavai dance of Rajasthan also enthralled the on-lookers. LPU students and staff-members kept on cheering, dancing, thumping along with the performers throughout the event.
Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Pro-Chancellor of LPU appreciated the artists for upholding the very indigenous spirit of all folk and tribal dances presented by them. She was also honored by Mr. Nirmal Vaid, Chairman of All India Festival Committee, Mr. Hasan Raghu, Chief Co-ordinator and Dr. Rajkumar, Secretary of All India Folk & Tribal Arts Committee.