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College students celebrate Shravan in Amritsar

Amritsar, Thu, 11 Aug 2011 ANI

Amritsar, Aug.11 (ANI): College students in Amritsar organised a day-long cultural celebration on Wednesdayto mark the ongoing festivities related to the month of Shravan.


The college premises was decorated with swings and other conventional items like 'Charkha', oldest form of spinning wheel to give it a festive look of a lively village.


Many students dressed in traditional folk attire took part in 'Giddha', a popular folk dance of women.


A fashion show and 'Mehndi' competition were also organised as part of the celebrations.


"We feel great as all the friends have got together to celebrate here. We are bidding adieu to the month of Sawan (Shravan) as it is about to end. Many girls participated in modelling (fashion show). All of them were looking like beautiful Punjabi girls. We enjoyed a lot," said Amritpal Kaur, a student.


Apart from the fun and frolic aspect of the festivities, the students displayed the rich culture and heritage of Punjab to stay connected with their roots.


"Today's programme was meant for bidding adieu to the month of Sawan (Shravan). We have tried to depict the culture of Punjab that is now slowly vanishing even from the villages. So through this we are representing our culture. We feel very good of being part of the celebrations. We would like to give this message to the people that they should not forget their culture," added Kuljinder Kaur, another student.


During the function, girls also sang songs related to the holy month and enjoyed games and music.


The month of Shravan (monsoon) that began in mid-July would conclude on August 13.


It is regarded to be an auspicious period in the Hindu calendar. (ANI)


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