teeyan da on September 20th, 2009
Riverside, California, Aug. 27, 2009
Please join us to celebrate the "Mela
teeyan da" on September 20, 2009 from 2-6 PM at
Teeyan Da in Riverside
citrus historical park, California,
Riverside, California, Sep. 21st , 2008
Mela Teeyan da was a great
success. It was way beyond our expectation. We had three-hundred
seats and we had to add about hundred more chairs. Even after
this, there were still people standing inside the hall, and a
lot more enjoying the food, buying bangles, jewelry, and clothes,
or getting Mehndi and their eyebrows done.
We were supposed to finish by 6:00 p.m., but no one was ready
to leave. People were having such a wonderful time. Even though
it was a Sunday, no one was in a rush to leave. We had such variety
in our program that it included kids from five to seventy years
of age. I think our mothers and grandmothers had the most wonderful
time when they got the floor to themselves.
We had a girls gidha team from Walnut Gurdwara, the India Association’s
millan group, Nachdiyan Punjabna, Nachdeyan Vanjarna, Kunja Punjab
Deiyan, and other gidha and bhangra teams. Our young children
played Piyar de kissey. Miss Puja’s duet was sung by a young
girl, Sabrina, in male and female voice. The crowd danced even
during the intermission to the beat of her Dhole.
The Nakal by Parwinder and myself, playing Amli and Santy, was
hilarious. The Miss Punjaban contest was also very well received
by the audience. The audience participation was great in the games
that tested their cultural knowledge and the raffle, and we were
grateful to the sponsors to have prizes to give out to the winners.