The monsoon festival of Hariyali Teej is all about celebrating womanhood, rejoicing in the monsoon and worshipping Shiv-Paravati. According to the Hindu calendar, Hariyali Teej falls on the third day (Tritiya) of Shukla Paksha in the month of Sawan. Married women observe a day-long fast for the long life of their husbands.
Noida societies came together to mark this festival with complete rituals and fun factors. It was a time to 'go green as residents wore green bangles, sarees and suits. Women got together to ride swings, played games and sang songs. What gujiya is to Holi, ghewar is to Teej! So it was made sure that sweets were arranged for all.
The festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm across housing societies in Noida.
Prateek Laurel, sector 120
Prateek Laurel Mahila Mandal and Wonders Women committee organised Teej Utsav where 80 senior ladies enjoyed their day. Special attractions were the Jhula, catwalk, dance, singing, surprise gifts, games and lots of snacks.
Pushpa Khaitan, resident of Prateek Laurel says, "Teej is a very important festival for all women. We feel delighted that we all got together and enjoyed it equally."
Sethi Royal Max, Sector 76
Several ladies came together to celebrate Teej. A full-fledged Mrs Teej pageant was organized. There were two categories for Mrs Teej. One was 25-40 years and the other was 40 years. Shivangi, Priyanka, Apra, Swati, Shilpi, Sonal, Shanta, and Sonia performed special dance performances and did ramp walks. Shivangi Mantri Karwa, an organiser says, “We enjoyed and had lots of fun. I planned this event to make everyone feel happy. I am from Rajasthan and everyone is fond of my folk songs. Overall, it was a great event."
Express Zenith, Sector 77
Nearly 70 ladies of the society enjoyed a cultural event. They sang, danced and had snacks. Children also enjoyed themselves with their mothers. A short drizzle also made the event memorable. Khushboo, the organiser of the event says, “It was a beautiful day. I am happy we can enjoy the festival after two years."
Golf City, Sector 75
A fun event was packed for the residents by the AOA members. They played games, sang songs and prizes were distributed too. Akanksha Singh, President, of Golf city says, “We, as an AOA, are doing what we promised to our residents. I am happy that everyone loved the event."
Amrapali Princely Estate, Sector 76
The women of Amrapali Princely Estate celebrated the festival in complete Bollywood style. 150 ladies and kids danced to the tunes of Bollywood songs and enjoyed snacks.