DAV University celebrates Lohri

January 12, 2021 03:33 PM
Vice Chancellor Dr Jasbir Rishi and others at the Lohri function

Jalandhar, January 12

Teaching and non-teaching staff and students at DAV University organized a function to celebrate Lohri – a traditional festival associated with the passing of the winter solstice. The celebration started with the lighting of the bonfire by Dr Jasbir Rishi, officiating Vice-Chancellor of the University while other authorities including the Dean Academics Dr R K Seth were also present. The staff and students gathered around the bonfire, offered peanuts, sesame seeds and other edibles to fire and prayed for the well-being and prosperity. The participants also followed the Covid-19 protocol during the function.

Dr Jasbir Rishi addressing the audience

Students of the University put an impressive show at the occasion. They performed folk dances, songs and greeted each other. Visibly happy to be back on the campus after the lockdown, the students could not hold back their enthusiasm.

Students enjoying at the Lohri function

Addressing the students, Dr Jasbir Rishi said that Lohri was a festival of warmth and change. Lohri marked the footwall of the changing season and impending spring. Dr Jasbir said that the festival was a symbol of the new beginning which held more significance amid Covid-19 pandemic. “We hope that Lohri will end the suffering of mankind and give way to a Covid free world,” she said.

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