Punjabi's in Gurgaon may not be celebrating the festival of Holi the way it is celebrated in Punjab, but still we can witness the culture and tradition of Punjabi Holi in it. Hola Mohalla is the joyful name that Holi gets in the state of Punjab. The festival is celebrated in an entirely different manner and its significance also shifts a little here.
In a bid to protect the environment,
and to curtail the water loss The All Punjabi Welfare Association
(APWA), which is a social and cultural organisation in Gurgaon, is
celebrating a floral Holi this time.
APWA is an association which works for
the upliftment of Punjabi culture in Gurgaon
and which also celebrate
festivals and anniversaries of saints. APWA is an association of
business men, professors, retired army generals, senior IAS and IPS
officers from Sector 21, 22 and 23 Palam Vihar in Gurgaon.
Munish Chander Gulati, General
Secretary of APWA said, “We gather in a ground and will play Holi
in the morning. This time we are going to play Holi with flower
petals and then we will sing the 'Holi ke geet' (Holi songs), after
that we will go and meet our friends.”
He also added, “We will have a family
get together in the evening, where all of us will enjoy the
delicacies of Punjab.”
Punjabi's around the world celebrate
Holi with pomp and show. The Holi of Punjabi's starts with 'choti
Holi', which is more important then Holi for them. And on the day of
Holi 'dhole' is an important musical instrument, because without this
the celebrations are incomplete for them.
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