Dwarka: Uttarayani festival organised here at Sector 14 DDA Ground on Sunday gave a glimpse of the art and culture of Uttarakhand.
The life in the Himalayan region came alive with folk dances, songs, recipes and traditional attires depicted by the community people from various sectors and societies of the sub-city.
The song and dance performances like Chapeli, Jaunsari, Mangal, Basanti, Jhora, Bajuband, Bedupaku and food delicacies like Jholi, Phanu, Kafuli, Til ki Chatni, Shai, Badil, Chikarni, Kheer etc. were all there at the Uttarakhandi Uttarayani Festival.
Eminent folk singers and dancers from Uttarakhand presented their art on the occasion to the delight of the audience. Also, people hailing from the region in the community also performed folk dances and songs.
Suman Negi a resident of Sector 14 said, "This is something like connecting to our roots while being in Delhi. This is the biggest occasion where community artists from Ross Dwarka, Delhi hailing from Uttarakhand performed. I felt proud of the moment as it gave me a feeling belonging."
Amrita Bisht, a resident of Sector 13 who was in the organising committee for the event, said that such occasions come to make the next generation get familiar with the rich traditional and cultural heritage of Uttarakhand."
According to the organisers, the event started last year gained popularity in the community.
"Every year on the holy occasion of Makar Sankranti, this festival is organised in Uttarakhand. We are trying to do something like that here in Dwarka for our people," said Subhash Kanti, a member of the organising committee and resident of Radhika Apartments Sector 14.