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Students gather around the bonfire to celebrate Lohri Festival at Everest School in Ludhiana on January 13, 2015. Photo by Neel Kamal Sonu
Students gather around the bonfire to celebrate Lohri Festival at Everest School in Ludhiana on January 13, 2015. Photo by Neel Kamal Sonu

Ludhiana, January 13, 2015 (Neel Kamal Sonu): The Lohri Festival was celebrated with great pomp and show by students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar in Ludhiana today in the school premises. Tiny Tots made an impressive show. Asha Sharma the Principal, while addressing them intimated them about the importance of the day.

Rajinder Sharma, President, Association of the Punjab School Education Board, Affiliated Schools, Punjab (Regd.) presided over the function. He said that Lohri is celebrated every year in the month of January. It is a festival to worship fire. Lohri Festival is celebrated with great pomp in North India. At this time Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan.

Asha Sharma told the students about the various aspects of India and its cultural heritage. She said that in Lohri Festival at night, people gather around the bonfire and throw til, puffed rice and popcorns into the flames. Prayers are offered to the bonfire seeking abundance and prosperity. People make merry by dancing and singing traditional folk songs.

All the students were seen over joyed. They also sang the song “Sunder Mundreiye”. They were also told about the various aspects of India and its cultural heritage. Sharma expressed satisfaction at the programme presented by the tiny-tots. Principal Asha Sharma distributed groundnuts, rewari and sweets among the tiny-tots. The function ended with the recitation of National Anthem.

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