Ludhiana, August 5, 2017: Hero Cycles kick-started at O P Munjal Rakhbagh a slew of grand festivities that are planned for August with the celebration of Teej Festival today.
Thousands of Ludhianvies thronged O P Munjal Rakhbagh for the gala celebration which also saw active participation of children from 32 government and private schools in the city.
Several important bureaucrats like the Mayor, Deputy Commissioner and police officers also participated in the celebration.
Women of the city were especially excited about the Mehandi Competition, Fancy Dress Competition, Teej Queen Contest and participated in these competitions with unseen zeal and enthusiasm. Other events planned on the occasion were Nukkad Natak and Battle of Band Competition and many others in which city folk not only participated but also made the event a memorable one.
“We have been holding the Teej Festival at O P Munjal Rakhbagh for two years and this third year we decided to make it even bigger, given the enthusiasm and participation of citizens of Ludhiana. So added many more events and features this year and the turnout at the festival was overwhelming. This is the first event of August at O P Munhal Rakhbagh that we organized today. Upcoming activities for August are Rakhi celebration on 8 August 2017 and Independence Day Celebration by Ex Servicemen League- Ludhiana on 15 August 2017” Mr S.K. Rai, Vice Chairman, Hero Cycles.
The much coveted Mahatma Satyanand Munjal Rolling Trophy, which was instituted this year, went to BCM School, Sector 32 for overall best performance in the cultutural activities at the Teej Festival. Last year, the Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal Rolling Trophy was bagged by BCM Shastri Nagar School for best performance in the competitions during Teej Festival.
For the Independence Day celebrations planned at O P Munjal Rakhbagh later this month, various activities will be organised and free Toy Train ride will be given to school children and senior citizens on that day.
Teeyan is the Punjabi name for the festival of Teej which is among the most celebrated festivals all over India since times immemorial.
Celebrated in the month of August by girls and women, the festivity continues for the entire month of Saavan. Punjab has a great tradition of this festival and in that the special Music, Dance (Giddha) and Folk Songs are enjoyed by the masses. But with rapid urbanisation, this festival has been slowly dying in urban Punjab. Today, Teej is considered mostly as a rural festival which is in need of a fresh resurgence.
It is noteworthy that O.P. Munjal Rakhbagh has been playing a pivotal role in bringing back the old culture of Punjab through myriad cultural activities for the people of Ludhiana. It has been organising various cultural events which not only contribute towards reviving all the historical and cultural values but also work towards building a national cohesiveness among the people.