By Asia Samachar Team | SINGAPORE |
In three days time, Singaporeans will have a chance to immerse in an array of Punjabi cultural and and sporting activities as the Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi.
Check out the programmes that have been lined-up (see our Facebook page for details). It promises you an exciting weekend.
The Vesakhi Mela 2019, to be held from 13-14 April, is the collective effort of the volunteers from the organiser Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA), as well as collaborative partner Singapore Sikh Education Foundation (SSEF). Many others have also contributed to organising the two-day event.
The Vesakhi Mela organising committee is led by Tarlok Singh as its chairman. The teams have been meeting over many weeks to get things going.
Singapore Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has been invited as the guest of honour to the event that will also see the presentation of Educational Awards, National-level Sports Awards and Appreciation Awards for retiring SKA Trustees. Asia Samachar is the online media partner of the event.
Vesakhi Mela 2019 will feature various sporting activities such as hockey, football, golf and a tri-challenge event. In addition, there will be a turban-tying competition, bhangra and giddha performances, mass bhangra participation, and free-for-all singing and dancing. There will also be various games and carnival stalls, as well as educational programmes on the dangers of drug abuse and emergency preparedness for children.
The Disco Di Raat on 13 April will feature British performer H-Dhammi, who hails from a family of musical background. He is the son of Palvinder Dhami, the legendary lead singer from bhangra band Heera.
The event will also feature Star Performers of Punjab, a group of highly creative individuals which has come together on several occasions to display the colourful and effervescent Punjabi/Indian culture. The team consists of two lead singers, a renowned stand-up comedian, a music director and two versatile cultural female dancers.
On 14 April, among others, the event will feature the Bhangre Da Raja and Giddhe Di Rani competitions.
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