“Limited” celebrations of “Teej” at KCW
AMRITSAR: The prevailing circumstances of the Covid 19 pandemic cast a long shadow over today’s Teej celebrations at the Khalsa College for Women (KCW). The staff, who wore the masks and adhered to the social distance, resorted to dance and music when the women celebrated the festival in colorful Punjabi costumes.
They danced to the tunes of traditional Punjabi music when the teachers joined forces and recited “Bolian” (verses from folk music) and performed “Gidda” to greet “Savana”, the rainy month that the festival is associated with . “The festival talks about the good times in life and how the girls dance and sing to greet the rainy month,” said director Dr. Manpreet Kaur.
The female employees started the Punjabi folk dance in time with Dhol. “ It is different from last year when the students and staff attended the festival in large numbers. The festivities are limited this year due to the corona virus, but the mood is as good as possible, “said KCW Director Dr. Manpreet Kaur, who performed Gidda himself, and said that the festivals are a reminder of good times in our lives.
“This is perhaps the only festival that is fully dedicated to girls,” she said. We are pleased that the employees have organized such an extravagance meticulously, ”she said. Prof. Amarjit Kaur, Prof. NeelamJit Kaur, Jatinder Kaur, Prof. Ravinder Kaur, Prof. Manbir Kaur, Dr. Chanchal Bala, Dr. Suman Nayar, Pritika, Sarina, Neeru, Rajandeep Kaur, Dr. Ritu and others were present with other staff and students.