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United Punjabis marks Lohri fete

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CHICAGO, IL — United Punjabis of America (UPA) celebrated Lohri on January 28 at Ashton Place, Willowbrook, IL.

The event started with lighting of the lamp and national anthems sung by Nipa Shah and Aavni Limdi.

The UPA executive board members Madhu Uppal and Dharam Pawani introduced the UPA core team that included Brij Sharma, Om Dhingra, Ramesh Malhan, Shammi Mittal, Girish Kapur Rosey Bhasin, Shikha Tandon, Kumkum Kumar, Atul Wahi and Vishal Dutt.

The event was anchored by the famous emcee and founder of Desi Junction Radio Jassi Parmar.

The introduction was followed by a variety of songs and dances presented by various dance schools of Illinois.

UPA members Shammi Mittal, Rosey Bhasin, Girish Kapur & Atul Wahi gave a vote of thanks to all the sponsors with special thanks to GOLD sponsors Karl Kalra of Live2U and Om Dingra of Wholesome Health Pharmacy and media partners.

Another talented singer was Sanjay Amin. Sukhdev Singh presented a Punjabi skit by depicting Mast Malanga, a hilarious Punjabi character. Famous Punjabi Singer Maddy Singh made the audience dance on some fabulous Punjabi numbers.

The grand finale performance Gidha was brought by Prachi Jaitly’s Bollywood Arts Academy and the dance floor was opened to the entire audience followed by a bonfire.

 

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