New Delhi : Holi, the festival of colour is a spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, mostly among the Hindu communities. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Full Moon day falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar in the month of Phalguna, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March.
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi – a free-for-all festival of colours, where people smear each other with colours and drench each other. Water guns and water-filled balloons are also used to play and colour each other.
This year on the eve of Holi, the Shiv Valet & Cab Services organized one of the most talkative event in the town, EK SHAAM HOLI KE NAAM, yesterday in the evening at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India Gate.
The performers like Vicky Kajla, Rajesh Pandey and Sapna Choudhary was the main attraction of the celebration.
Rajesh Pandey is an Indian Rock singer, Songwriter and Lok geetkar. Rajesh came to prominence in the early age as Rock singer.
Vicky Kajla, the Punjabi Haryanvi sensation was stolen the audience’s heart through his famous number “Desi Desi”. The song was actually taken hostage the emotion of the audiences and forced them to dance along. Vicky has proven his huge fan following among the youth of Haryana, Punjab and Western Uttar Pradesh belt, along with the audiences from Delhi.
Though the main attraction was Sapna Choudhary another singer from her troupe Radha Choudhary also been proven quite talented Raagni singer, from the community. She has flaunted the so call system of history education by her very strong lyrics of the Haryanvi folk form Raagni, describes that, Gandhi Ji was the not only Hero for India’s freedom struggle and independences. Besides him many other known, unknown martyr were also actively taken part in the freedom struggle, where our education system denied their great sacrifice and only to focus on Charkhhapolicies of Gandhi. And she ended that, without Subhash Chandra Bose, India’s freedom was impossible.
Spana Choudhary was also like Radha, emphasized the importance to pay honour to the Martyr those who sacrificed their pernicious life for the freedom struggle to India’s independence. And also the army jawans who became victims of terror attack everyday or for the safety of our Motherland. Sapna’s first song was also focused the great sacrifices of Bhagat Singh.
Sapna speaking to Ten News said, “she is very much active in the “ Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign and also claims now a days there is a good awareness spreads over Haryana about the female child foeticide. She also pleaded to her audiences, besides the usual Holi greetings, that, people should play Holi peacefully. No one should force anyone to play Holi. She also talks about the use of organic colour and most importantly not to waste water”.