From cultural performances to traditional artefacts, from foot-tapping bhangra to sumptuous food, a three-day Punjabi festival here will celebrate the true spirit of Baisakh.
Being organised by the Punjabi Academy and the department of art, culture and languages, Baisakhi Mela will replicate the typical setting of a vibrant Punjabi village and different facets of it will be displayed at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) from April 10-12.
“If you live in Delhi, you live in the midst of a thriving Punjabi community. The Punjabi food and culture is bound to touch you in many ways. However, the urban shift in the capital means we never get a glimpse of a true Punjabi setting,” said Jawahar Dhawan, secretary of the Punjabi Academy.
“Through this festival we are trying to recreate every aspect of Punjabi life and present beautiful forms of this culture to the people,” he added.
Singers like Harshdeep, Hardy Sandhu, Ami Virk, Shipra Goyal and Vatsala Mehra will light up cultural evenings with sufi and folk music.