By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |
If you’re keen to get a taste of some Punjabi food or culture this weekend, you’re in luck. Head for the Selangor, Penang and Perak state-level Vaisakhi celebrations.
Penang and Selangor will have their events on Saturday (27 April 2019) while Perak will be on Sunday (28 April 2019).
Selangor Mentri Besar Aminuddin Shari, federal government minister Gobind Singh Deo, who is also the Puchong parliament member, and state exco V Ganabatirau
are among the political leaders attending the Selangor Vaisakhi Open House at Chetty fields in Klang (6pm-11.30pm).
“The event has been fully-funded the Selangor state since the last five years. We hope to see everyone there,” said organising chairman Mohan Singh, who is also Subang Jaya councillor as well as a special officer to Gobind.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and Penang state executive council member Jagdeep Singh Deo are among the guests at the Penang Vaisakhi Festival at Fort Cornwallis (Padang Kota) from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
It’s not just food and more Punjabi food at Penang. Visitors will also have an exposure to string instruments like rebab, taus and dilruba that are used by by Sikh musicians. There will also be a demonstration of the Sikhs martial art called gatka and turban tying.
“We have also invited guests from children homes. They will be seated at the VIP tables,” said Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang committee secretary Sukhveer Kaur. The gurdwara began inviting children from various homes and orphanage’s to their Vaisakhi events17 years ago.
On Sunday, Perak Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu and Perak state exco A Sivanesan is expected to attend Vaisakhi Mela 2019 at Dataran MBI in Ipoh from 3pm to 9pm.
British bhangra band Heera and Punjabi singer/actress Sunanda Sharma are among the star attractions at the Perak state-level Vaisakhi fair.
Mentri Besar is the the executive head of the state.
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