Happiness, the Baisakhi way
Get ready for a three-day festival of Punjabi Folk, Sufi music and dance. Baisakhi Mela 2014, presented by Punjabi Academy ,Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi, is all set to liven up your weekend.
25 April will have Jasbir Jassi, Gurmeet Bawa, Lachi Bawa and Glory Bawa belting out their best tracks to celebrate the spirit of the season. Shafaq Amanat Ali and Pammi Bai (Paramjit Singh Sidhu) take over on 26 April so make sure you don’t miss that. And 27 April will witness Lakhwinder Wadali and Mamta Joshi taking the stage to charm Delhi.
While all the performances are from 6:30 pm every evening the venue (Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, CV Mess) will be playing host to a number of delightful stalls that will be open from 3 pm everyday. Check out the display and sale of traditional Punjabi artefacts such as – phulkari, jutti, nate-parande, bangles, wooden furniture and inlay items.And while you are at it dig in to some delicious eats at the Punjabi Food Plaza.
Dance performances of Gatka, Bazi,Dhadi,Naqal,Gidha and Bhangra will be on full swing throughout the weekend so make sure you catch a few artistes in action.
Delhi after independence emerged as a cosmopolitan city of diverse cultures and languages. It has always been the endeavor of the Delhi Administration to provide all possible facilities for the development and promotion of different languages and projection of the composite culture of Delhi. Thus, the Delhi Administration established the Punjabi Academy in September, 1981 to propagate and promote Punjabi language, literature and culture as an integral part of composite culture of Union Territory of Delhi.
WHERE: Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts C.V Mess Janpath New Delhi
WHEN: 25 to 27 April, 3pm to 10 pm (Entry with passes - Collect passes from Punjabi Academy DDA, Community Centre, Motia Khan, Pahar Ganj; Tel: +91 - 11 - 23615979, 23616243)