AMRITSAR: The ‘jovial’ festival of ‘Teej was celebrated with fervour and gaiety as young girl students danced to the tunes of traditional Punjabi music at Khalsa College for Women (KCW), here on Saturday.
The girls recited ‘Bolian’ (verses from folk music) and performed ‘Giddha’ to welcome the ‘Savan’, the rain month, with which the festival is associated. The girls, wearing traditional, colourful dresses broke into dances on the beats of the dhol.
However, there was also modern music and thus the recent Punjabi pop songs also added to the celebrations.
“It depicts happiness of the onset of Monsoon in the land of five rivers,”said KCW principal Dr Sukhbir Kaur Mahal who herself performed Gidda. Dr Mahal actively participated in the dance and song items and rode the ‘Peengh’ (swing). She said that the festival reminds one of the happy times in life. She said that the festival was traditionally celebrated in Punjab during the month of rain and rued that traditional festivals like these were being forgotten by the younger generation, who spend most of their times on internet and watching movies.