Mohali 11 jan : Ashmah International School, Sector 70 Mohali celebrated Lohri at the school campus, where a huge bonfire was lit, later the celebration was followed by a colorful function to make it memorable , where children also get opportunity to showcase their talents in unique manner .
The celebration commenced after lighten the bonfire by J.S. Kesar (I.A.S. Retd.) Director, Ashmah International School. Students and staff encircled around the bonfire, Groundnuts and Reweri were also distributed to everyone present there and gave it a traditional look.
While highlighting the importance of the festival, Director of the school, J.S. Kesar (I.A.S. Retd.)Said that it is an auspicious day, which marked the culmination of winter and was a symbol of fertility. He further added that Lohri is a grand event of social and cultural integration, bringing about unity, amity, harmony among all castes and community. While celebrating this festival people from all castes and social strata come together forgetting all differences and grievances.
Mrs. Roopinder Ghuman, Principal, Ashmah International School while applauding the students and staff said that Lohri should be celebrated especially for girl also unlike past when it was celebrated for baby boy born in the family, but not for girls.