The Hariyali Teej is an important festival for Hindu women. It marks the celebration of the monsoon after the summer season. Parents gift their daughters a bunch of gifts called Sindhara. The gift usually contains homemade sweets, cosmetics, clothes and Henna.
The much-awaited Teej festival culminated on July 31, 2022, with vibrant celebrations. Various societies in GreNo West organised social gatherings and Teej parties where the ladies enjoyed themselves with their friends and families. The children also had a good time.
Samriddhi Grand Avenue
A vibrant gathering was organized for the ladies. Ladies were welcomed by putting vermillion powder on their foreheads. The event started with the traditional Shiv Parvati Vandana and dance. Married ladies adorned themselves in traditional attires, games were organized and dance performances took place. Shipra Gupta, a resident of the society and one of the organisers says, “Overall, the event went very well. Everything was purely traditional from gifts to performances. We all played quizzes and distributed gifts. Everyone enjoyed the dinner that we had organized."
11th avenue, Gaur City
More than 100 ladies marked their presence at the cultural evening organized at the society. They danced and sang traditional and contemporary songs. A session on public health awareness was also held.
Rekha Singh, the organiser of the event says, “We celebrate Teej like this every year, in which females not only from this society but from many other societies gather to celebrate with us. We sing, dance and celebrate womanhood."
In Cherry County, this festival was celebrated for the first time. A group of ladies called 'Masti group' with Shalini, Shubhi, Himani, Gunjan, Ruchi, Nupur, Garima, Reena, Smiriti, Shampi and Manisha played Tambola along with many other ladies. Shalini says, “We had a great time. We danced and played games. It is one of the days where we can forget the daily affairs, dress up and simply have fun."
Supertech Ecovillage 1
Ladies of Supertech Ecovillage 1 had a gala time together in a special event. The society premises were decorated for the occasion. The ladies too showed up in beautiful ethnic wear. Piping hot snacks such as tiki chole, pav bhaji, Dahi Bhalla, and gol gappe were specially prepared for the evening.
Several ladies from the society participated in the event. Ranjana, Subhasani, Prateeksha, and Preeti enjoyed being together with lots of other females. Ranjana Suri Bhardwaj says, “Teej festival after the pandemic has become even more special for us. We enjoyed dance performances by kids and beautiful ladies on Punjabi, Bollywood, and Pahari songs. Everyone was looking beautiful. We enjoyed ourselves very much."
All arrangements were made by the organising team including Kalpana, Renu, Indu, Rashmi, Kusum, and Bina. Kalyani Kumari says, “This festival is not only for the longevity of husband’s life, but it is also for celebrating female friendships. I am happy all of us have come together in celebration after years of Covid. This celebration is like a reunion."
Women of Saviour green arch celebrated the Teej festival with great enthusiasm. Nearly 40 women participated in a ramp walk. Games like musical chairs were played. Teej queen Manisha Aggarwal and runner-up Hema Khuldube were selected by the program's judge, Amita Saxena who is a social worker. The event was made successful with the joint efforts of members of GreenArch women's club such as Rashmi Pandey, Anamika Saraswat, Smita Sharma, Simmi, Swati Paliwal, Neha Sharma, Priyanka Singh, Anamika Gupta, Khushboo Varsne.