January 14, 2012 admin

Fusion of US, Polish and Mexican dance and Punjabi Panorama at Khalsa College of Education, 5th Amritsar International Folk Festival organised

Amritsar, January 13, 2012 : A group of more than three dozen artists from United States of America, Poland exhibited a rare and magical dance performance during the 5th Amritsar International Folk Festival held at Khalsa College of Education with the collaboration of Punjab Cultural Promotion Council (PCPC) today. The audience was mesmerized by the performance of the Polish and French artists, who danced along with the Punjabi artists, creating a fusion of international cultures.
The artists included 15-member-cultural troupe Mariachi Imperial De America, Lza Serock- Polish folk troupe performed to the clapping of the audience. Jose Longoria, the Director of the Mariachi Imperial from Texas, the world famous musical band played English, Mexican, Spanish music and songs. ‘Sohana Safar Hai Aur Jeh Mausam Hasin’ was song by Longoria which was appreciated by one and all.
The artists said that they were delighted to be part of 5th Amritsar International Folk Festival and they would take the message of heritage of Amritsar back to their own country. The Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC)-run-KCE has been hosting the international cultural festival for the last five years, said Khalsa College Governing Council Honourary Secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, who was chief guest of the function. DTO Amritsar, Vimal Setia was the guest of honour.
He said during his presidential remarks that such programmes help in creating international cooperation and harmony for the goal of world peace. He said by bringing together the artists from diverse cultures, Khalsa College has been able to forge a long lasting relationship among the various cultures.
PCPC head, Dr. Davinder Singh Chhina said that they were organizing the festival since 2006 and they were overwhelmed over the response of the festival. Principal of the College, Dr. Jaswinder Singh Dhillon said that they were happy to host the programme. He said their students performed Gidha and Bhangra along with the Polish and French Dancers a creating a fusion of its own kind.  The Sikh Martial Art (Gatka) was displayed on the stage by the artists. 
The guest artists, wearing the colourful and bright cloth, took to the stage with full enthusiasm and won the heart with the foot-tapping dances and melodious singing in Polish. They later intermingled with the artists from the College who performed Gidha to the appreciation of all. The audience included students, teachers and other dignitaries of the college.
Chhina during his address said that coming together of the various cultures is need of the hour in the present world, which is becoming a global village. The American, Polish and French delegation were happy to perform here before the live audience and were enthralled by the Punjabi music and dance, which they witnessed while sitting in the audience after their performances culminated.
PCPC director Dr Davinder Singh Chhina said their aim is to bring artists of the world together for the international harmony and peace. He said the delegation was here for the ten days and they were happy that their 100th function was performed at Khalsa College, which is doing a yeoman’s service in the field of education and culture in the society.
Others present at the function included Joint Secretary, S. Sardul Singh Manan, Member, S. Daljit Singh Sandhu, Principal Jagdish Singh, Principal Dharamvir Singh, Principal of Khalsa College of Education, Ranjit Avenue, Surinderpal Kaur Dhillon, Professor SS Chhina and. The stage was managed by Professor Navneet Kaur.

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