Punjab News Express
MOHALI : Shemrock School sector-69 congregated to celebrate Lohri at the school campus where a huge bonfire was lit. A colorful function was organized here today to celebrate the festival of Lohri.
Chairman of the school A.S.Bajwa lighted the bonfire. Students and staff encircled around the bonfire. Groundnuts and reweri were distributed to everyone present there to enjoy the celebrations.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Education SK Sharma highlighted the importance of festival. He told that it was an auspicious day, which marked the culmination of winter and was a symbol of fertility. He said that Lohri is a grand event of social and cultural integration, bringing about unity, amity, harmony among all castes and community. It is a time when people from all castes and social strata come together forgetting all differences and grievances.
The Students presented cultural items on this occasion and present folk and traditional dances. Apart from singing folk songs, students danced to the tunes of dhol. Poems and songs were recited in praise of one of the hero of Punjab, “Dulha Bhatti” who used to help the poor and fought for their rights. The staff and the students enjoyed basking in the sun and eating goodies.