Jalandhar April 13 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- All the festivals related to Punjabi culture are celebrated on a grand scale at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, the premier educational institution of North India. The students presented a colorful program with giddha, bhangra and songs successfully presenting glimpses of Punjabi culture. After this, the student artists, seeing the wheat waving in the fields, praised the hard work of the farmers and danced in joy. Addressing the students, Principal Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra said that Baisakhi is a festival of golden harvest.
Farmers harvest and celebrate their wheat crops. This day also has historical significance in the culture of Punjab. He said that on the day of Baisakhi, 1699 AD. Guru Gobind Singh Ji founded the Khalsa Panth at Sri Anandpur Sahib. Due to which Punjabi and Sikh community has made a unique identity in the world. He said that we should celebrate such festivals together as it strengthens our brotherhood and keeps cultural harmony. He said that the day of Baisakhi has a special significance in the history of independence of the country.
On the day of Baisakhi, unarmed Indians were shot dead by British officer General Dyer at Jallianwala Bagh. This massacre certainly moderates the joy of Baisakhi, but also fills us with a new energy. “We must preserve our heritage,” he said.