The Punjabi American Organization (PAO) organized their 11th annual Teeyan Da Mela recently at Bristol Palace Banquet in Mt Prospect.
As many as 600 women in the Midwest region of the US, dressed in colourful Indian clothes, actively participated in the ladies-only event, showing their hidden dancing, singing and other skills.
The event took place under the guidance of Naiha Walia, president of PAO which introduced ‘Mrs Punjaban’ contest this year.
A fashion show was sponsored by Richa from getethnic.com,
The venue was decorated with Punjabi dupattas, saris, and other traditional Punjabi dresses as well as with colorful clothes, flowers, and garlands. There were stalls of henna, bangles, facial makeup, and Indian dresses giving the feeling of a traditional Indian fair.
The chief guest was Satwant Kaur Kaler and the Grand sponsor was Jasmeet Suga–Suga Builders. Other Gold sponsors were Amrita Dandona, Amardeep Lamba Agency and Marybeth and Greg Cerniglia- S&C Insurnace.
Other sponsors who have been supporting the event year after year are Minni and Guljar Multani, Manjit and Gurdev Pelia from Pelia Petroleum, Rahul Jain from Mast Masala, Jesse Singh Remax Realtor, Renee and Nick Gakhal, Kalsi construction company, Punjab sports and cultural club, Parminder Kaur, Davinder Kaur, Varinder Kaur, Gundeep Kaur, Punjab Sports Club.
The food was catered to by Maharaja Restaurant.