SACRAMENTO: The Sikh Temple Sacramento Presented a Colorful Vaisakhi Night at Jose Rizal community hall on May 4th. Though the Program started at 7:30 P.M. people started occupying seats from 6 p.m.

The program was started with “Deh Shiva Bar Mohe ihe” by Students of Sunday school followed by a poem by Dr. Harbhajan S. Shergill narrating history of Vaisakhi from 1699 to date. Thereafter the kids presented a most colorful Bhanga and the Nanyan Shankara. The Giddha it was thrilling to watch the young hands and legs working in rhythm

The song of international fame Tutak Tutak Tutia was well presented through pop dance by Surdeep and Jasmen Ahuja under the masterly directions of Pyara Singh. Introduction of pop dance is new but excellent.

Jhanjar Giddah by the ladies and Bhangra by the young men was marvelous. It was so inspiring that andiamee felt an itch to dance. Everyone was feeling as if sitting in some school or college auditorium of Punjab.

‘Hangama’ by students of U.C._Davis was unique in being presented jointly by boys and girls of different counties. Bhangra Sensations by Shergill sisters was colorful and delightful.

The folk dance by Pyara Singh was classic. The final and professional touch was given by Sangect ki jhankar presented by Malkiat Jagdev Sanjay Poonam and Jagga.

The whole program was interestingly thrilling and kept the audience spell bound Even this big community hall looked small to the throbbing audience Nearly one thousand persons watched the event. Security arrangements were perfect. Tejinder Sibia Neena Bugga and their team well organized the event and the Sunday school students and teachers deserve a special mention for their dedication. Bakhshish Singh Banwait was master of ceremonies Trophies were provided by Dr.N.S.Dhaliwal.

A free dinner was provided by Khalsa Fabrics.

Article extracted from this publication >> May 10, 1991