Chicago IL: The Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) presented its lagship annual event “Rangla Punjab 2016” to celebrate Vaisakhi festival on Saturday April 23, 2016, at Meadows Club Banquet Hall in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. More than 200 participants rendered 30 spectacular variety acts in a talent show attended by more than 1000.
Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) has been organizing this traditional Punjabi cultural program titled “Rangla Punjab” for more than two decades. This is the single largest annual Punjabi cultural variety event in Chicago area that show cases the Punjabi performing arts, develops and promotes the local community talent.
The program divided in four segments included dazzling performances of Bhangra and Giddha dances, delightful Punjabi songs, and melodious music, by local and guest artists from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan.
Artists of all ages, teenage boys and girls, college students, and adults dressed in a variety of Punjabi colorful costumes and performed their best on stage. Young children were trained by PCS volunteer instructors who were practicing since January of this year for this event.
The variety program were emceed by Jaslin Kaur Nanua & Harmanjit Kaur Dhillon; Mona Bhalla; Guru Dhaliwal & Surinder Singh Sangha; Raskirth Singh & Rajinder Singh Mago.
PCS Vice President Surinder Singh Sangha welcomed the audience. The program opened with singing of a prayer “shabad” by a group of young children from Palatine Gurdwara Gurmat School. Rajinder Singh Mago assisted by Raibrinder Singh Ghotra, Bikram S Chohan, Gagandeep Singh Multani, Pardeep Singh Deol, Parvinder Singh Nanua and Sundeep Singh managed the back stage coordination.
Ronny Kular conducted the awards and recognition ceremonies in cooperation with Sunny Kular. All the sponsors, item coordinators, participants and their families were thanked for their support. Outgoing PCS president Vick Singh was awarded a plaque for his excellent services during his term. Vick Singh thanked his team for their full support in 2015. Outgoing PCS Hon. Chairman Amritpal Singh Sangha was also honored with a plaque.