Bathinda, January 13: The festival of Lohri was celebrated with great joy and fervor at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, Bathinda on Wednesday.
The students and faculty enjoyed the rich cultural folklore of Punjab through songs and dancing. Bonfires were lit by various departments of the university and traditional, Revari, Gachak, Popcorn and Ground nuts were distributed amongst the participants.
On this occasion, Chief Guest, MRSPTU, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu emphasised on the traditions behind the Lohri festival and said the young generation must follow the heritage given to us by previous generations.
MRSPTU, Dean, Research and Development Prof. (Dr.) Jasbir Singh Hundal said the origin of the festival could be traced back from the tale of “Dulla Bhatti”, who was a famous legendary hero of Punjab and led a rebellion against Mughal emperor Akbar.
Food Science and Technology, Department head, Dr. Kawaljit Singh Sandhu and Pharmaceutical science and Technology Department head, Dr. Rahul Deshmukh and faculty members played key roles in organising the event.