A dandiya night was the highlight of Navratri celebration organised at Vipul Lavanya, a residential society in Sector 81, Gurugram. People of all age groups were seen playing dandiya, swinging and matching steps with rhythm of traditional as well as Bollywood numbers.
Residents dressed in ethnic outfits turned up in huge numbers to partake in the celebrations with a lot of lot of zeal and enthusiasm.
The event was organised by the RWA of the society to strengthen the bonds among the residents. Amit Shekhar, president of the society’s RWA, said, “We attempt to blend cultural tradition with fun-filled activities. We have tried our best to make the festival enjoyable so that people can have a good time and strengthen the bonds with each other.”
A series of competitions were organised under five categories wherein the residents danced and played dandiya to showcase their talent. More than 60 people participated and earned accolades for their exuberance and performances. Abhilasha Tripathy of Vatika India Next, Rao Dharamveer Singh of Mapsko Casa Bella and Manish of DLF New Town Heights were the judges for the competition.
Other notable fixtures of the celebration included stalls for home décor, accessories, etc. and food stalls offering an array of scrumptious dishes.
The residents had a gala time enjoying every beat and tune of melody. Sunil Yadav, a resident of the society said, “It was a wonderful experience to be a part of such a celebration and we are delighted that the dandiya night was organised during the Navratri festival.”