Chandigarh, January 12: – The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh (MCC) has organized ‘Lohri’ today at Municipal Corporation office compound, Sector 17, Chandigarh.
Smt. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, UT, Chandigarh was the chief guest during the function. Others including Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India, Sh. Davesh Moudgil , Mayor of Chandigarh, Dr. Saurabh Mishra, IAS Additional Commissioner, Sh. Gurpreet Singh Dhillon, Senior Deputy Mayor, Sh. Vinod Kumar Aggarwal, Deputy Mayor, Sh. Anil Garg, Additional Commissioner, Sh. Tejdeep Singh Saini, Joint Commissioner, Sh. Manoj Bansal, Chief Engineer, Sh. Sanjay Arora, S.E. (PH), other councilors, senior officers and all employees of MC were present during the occasion.
Mrs. Angelina mayor and Ms. Pinki from Australia were special guests during the function.
The function started with lighting of the “Lohri bonfire” followed by a cultural programme by women staffers of Municipal Corporation of traditional Punjabi touch. Gidha and Bhangra were also performed by the employees of MC. The theme of the Lohri celebration was “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”.
Sh. Davesh Moudgil, Mayor of Chandigarh extended his greetings to the employees of MC and people of Chandigarh on the occasion of Lohri and Makar Sankranti. He described these festivals as harbingers of peace, progress and prosperity. He said that the festival as a part of composite cultural heritage which strengthens the communal harmony and cultural fabric of the country. Such festivals should be celebrated with zeal and traditional fervor, he added.