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LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): Long Island located Gurdwara Plainview organized a fabulous Punjabi Mela (carnival) on September 1 at Eisenhower Park. Mela Coordinator Sonia Bawa told The Indian Panorama that the purpose of the mela was to “depict our precious culture & heritage, and also to increase awareness regarding Sikh community’s presence. We had many ethnic booths such as turban tying, and exhibitions that defined our identity as Sikhs”. There were variety of authentic delicious food stalls. All were donated by many local restaurants. Punjabi mela also had various vendors successfully promoting their businesses. There was a large variety of entertainment for kids & adults.
Kids enjoyed various carnival games and rides, enjoyed cotton candy too. Many prestigious Universities such as NYU & Stonybrook participated as also other Bhangra teams such as Virsa & Bollywood Hicksville performed. DJ Kucha added gusto with his energetic Punjabi music. Icing on the cake was King of Bhangra Malkit Singh’s rocking performance on his famous songs. Raffle draw was another big attraction. It offered a number of prizes such as IPads, IPhones, flat screen TVs, cash prizes, cruise tickets, tickets to India’s Golden Temple &, the best of the prizes-a Honda Accord 2013. The Punjabi Mela will long be remembered by the thousands who visited the mela on a very pleasant first day of the month of September. Incidentally, it was an auspicious and historic day, being the day when Shri Guru Granth Sahib was installed as the Guru of the Sikhs who are around 25 million the world over.