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Teej celebration after a decade at Khalsa College

After over a decade, the festival of Teej (Tiyaan) was celebrated with much fervour and festivity by the girl students of Khalsa College, Amritsar (KCA). It was a gala time for students as they performed traditional Punjabi dance, savoured delicacies and enjoyed swings and merry go round put up especially on the campus to mark the occasion.

punjab Updated: Aug 08, 2014 18:52 IST

After over a decade, the festival of Teej (Tiyaan) was celebrated with much fervour and festivity by the girl students of Khalsa College, Amritsar (KCA). It was a gala time for students as they performed traditional Punjabi dance, savoured delicacies and enjoyed swings and merry go round put up especially on the campus to mark the occasion.

The girls were joined by faculty members. Principal Mehal Singh said they were celebrating the festival on the campus after 10 years. He said it was a matter of pride that the 122-year-old college has more girl students than boys, which has happened for the first time in the history of the college. "The number of girl students has grown manifold. It is obvious that we are celebrating festival of Teej," he said.

The students recited 'bolian' (folk singing) and performed Gidda to welcome the month of Savan as the intermittent rain enhanced the spirit of the festivity. Girls wearing colourful dresses danced to the beats of 'dhol', though, in tune with changing times, the modern pop music songs blended with the traditions during the festival. "It is a festival of happiness and good times and it is heartening to see the celebration of girl power," Mehal Singh said.

"We are happy that the festival was organised on the campus at such a large scale. The traditional Punjabi food and swings added to the colour that is all around during this event," said Harpreet Kaur, a student.