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Jamshedpur soaked in festive colours of Baisakhi

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Cultural events to food festival lined up

Jamshedpur : Baisakhi is round the corner and the members of Punjabi Bengali and Malayalee communities in the city are all set to celebrate in style. The Steel city is soaked in coloursof Baisakhi celebrations, the harvest festival and the New Year. While the Gurudwaras are decked up for Baisakhi as it is an important day for the community, hotels have lined up delicacies for PoilaBaisakh.

Baisakhi, the festival of harvest and New Year for Punjabis all over the world, will be celebrated with devotion and enthusiasm on April 14.

At gurudwaras langars will be organised after the keertan with a large number of people from all religions, including women and children, participating in the celebrations.

Meanwhile a Baisakhi Nite is being organised on April 23 at Gopal Maidan. Famous singer Sunanda Sharma will perform the occasion. The organisers said that the aim of the programme was to present the culture of Punjab to the people of steel city.
The Bengalis of Steel City too look all set to celebrate ‘PoilaBaisakh’ – the Bengali New Year April 15. A number of programmes have been lined up by different committees in the city.

OrganisationsLike Bengal Club and The Milanee have lined up cultural gala. The cultural programmes include short plays, solo singing and dance performances. Like any other Indian festivals, which are incomplete without its specific cuisine, special dishes relished by members of the community on the occasion.

The Bengal Club will organise a cultural programme on April 16, a day after the new year. However, Bengal will continue to organise their cultural extravaganza with a two-day programme titled ‘SwarnajugerGaan’ on Apr 21 and 22.

The Jharkhand Banglabhashi Yuba Morcha and Kadma New Farm Area Durga Puja Committee is all set to organise a cultural extravaganza on April 15 with a series of dance and performances to celebrate Bengali new year.

City hotels on the other hand have geared up for food festivals. Hotel Yashwee International and the Boulevard Hotel have decided to serve Bengali delicacies.
For the people hailing from God’s Own Country, New Year celebrations is momentous one.Keralites in Jamshedpur flock the Uttara DharmaShasta temple in Bistupur on the occasion.

Vishu, the beginning of the Malayalee calendar, ushered in with everymember in the household waking up early in the morning and lookinginto a mirror, which has been decorated with ornaments, new clothes,rice and other traditional items. Uttara Dharma Saastha Templeorganises a special puja ceremony to mark the occasion.

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