PHOTO KATHA: People celebrate Uttarayani Festival in Dwarka

By Akhilesh Pandey
Photo: Akhilesh Pandey
Posted: Jan 13, 2019

People belonging to Uttarakhand on Sunday organised Uttarayani Festival at DDA Ground in Dwarka. They displayed art and culture of the state through folk dance, songs, recipes and traditional attires.   

They exhibited folk dance forms such as Chapeli, Jaunsari, Mangal, Basanti, Jhora, Bajuband and Bedupaku.

People visiting the festival also witnessed different foods like Jholi, Phanu, Kafuli, Til ki chatni, Shai, Badil, Chikarni, Kheer etc.

Eminent folk singers and dancers from Uttarakhand performed on the occasion. Community people also performed on traditional songs. Sushma Bandooni, a resident of Sector 17, performed Jaunsari dance with her group.

Bandooni shared, “It felt like we are living on our own soil. This is the biggest occasion where we perform. I feel proud doing this.”

Amrita Bisht, a resident of Sector 13, who is also in the organising committee for the event, said that they organise this festival to make the next generation familiar with the rich traditional and cultural heritage of Uttarakhand.

According to the organisers, the event started last year and has gained popularity. “This festival is organised on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Uttarakhand every year. We are trying to do something like that in Dwarka for our people,” said Subhash Kanti, a member of organising committee and resident of Radhika apartments in Sector 14.

Group of women in traditional attire to perform a dance on a song in Jaunsari form

A group of people from Radhika Apartments going to the function for their performances

Crowd assembled at the Uttarayani Festival

Participants waiting for their turn


Traditional dance on display at the festival

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