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Indian festival of Baisakhi celebrated in Thurrock

THURROCK Asian Association celebrated the famous Indian festival of Baisakhi on Sunday 15th April, 2012 at the Thurrock Asian Resource Centre, Grays which proved a great community event. More than 80 local residents from all communities participated including the Cllr Charles Curtis the Mayor and Cllr Wendy Curtis the Mayoress of Thurrock.

The President of the Association YASH GUPTA welcomed the guests and stressed the importance of the message which these celebrations send to everyone in the community,’Baisakhi celebrations remind us the joyous feelings of the Harvest Season and the teachings of Sikh Gurus–peace, brotherly love and respect for humanity.’

Mr Mitra secretary of the Asian Association explained the significance of this famous festival for different parts of India-it is mainly tied up with the harvest season and also the beginning of Hindu New Year. In Punjab it is the Birth of the Khalsa the Sikh Panth which was established by the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh JI on the Baisakhi Day of the year 1699. The Punjabis celebrate it with great enthusiasm and happiness.

The audience enjoyed the Music played by the Adult Music Group. They played four songs with Asian Musical instruments relating to the celebrations of the Biasakhi festival. Every one appreciated the instrumental music played by a talented musician Adhisha. The group of girls from the Bolly wood dancing Group gave their beautiful dancing performances and encouraged every one to join in the dancing and singing session.

All the participants, children, young people, adults and older people enjoyed the variety of Indian and Western food served at this joyous occasion.
The Mayor and the Mayoress of Thurrock praised the work of Thurrock Asian Association in bringing all communities together through organising these cultural and socio religious events.

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