A riot of colours

A riot of colours

A time to celebrate...

Nearly 3,600 people gathered for the Rang De Holi celebration at Kampong Kembangan Community Club on March 22.

India's high commissioner to Singapore Vijay Thakur Singh was the guest of honour at the event, which was hosted by the Bhojpuri Society with the support of the Kampong Kembangan CC Indian Activities Executive Committee.

Entertainment included a bhangra performance by the Yaar-E-Punjab Bhangra Troupe, dance performances by TP Unified and Fee Weet. There were also performances by students from the D.A.V Hindi School and the Hindi Society of Singapore.

A time to gather...

For the first time, four Indian societies got together to celebrate Holi. The theme was "4 Societies, 1 Celebration" and it was held at the Katong Park on March 23.

The presidents of the four societies Singapore Sindhi Association president Manoo Dadlani, Singapore Gujarati Society president Biren Desai, Marwari Mitra Mandal president B.K. Maheshwari and Maharashtra Mandal Singapore president Kiran Sankhye were soaked in Holi colours.

Nearly 1,000 people joined in the celebrations and they included not only members of the four societies but also a sprinkling of tourists and foreign residents here.

The colours used in the powder were non-toxic and herbal.

There were several cultural programmes at the venue and people from all age groups enjoyed the occasion.

A time for play...

Members of the Bijhar association celebrated Holi on March 16 at the Labrador Park.

The day also saw Singapore experiencing showers after a long drought and it added to the atmosphere.

The younger ones in the gathering splashed each other with distinctive shades of red, green and yellow powder.

Grown-ups had their share of fun with joke sessions and Bollywood dances.

The women ensured that no one went hungry as they served mouth-watering pua, dahi vada and kachauri. There were prizes for best recipes as well.

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