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Sunday, Date: Apr 21, 2024 Time: 11:41 pm

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Ludhiana: The students of Hostel No. 7 of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, marked the passing of winter solstice with Lohri celebrations at the campus. Dr Satbir Singh Gosal, The Vice-Chancellor of the university was the special invitee.
The festival, indicative of the promise of a golden harvest, was celebrated by lighting a bonfire, feasting on traditional munchies, and doing an act rooted in humanism. The students distributed blankets among the hostel mess workers and caretakers.
Discussing the significance of the festival, Dr S.S Gosal remarked that Lohri symbolizes the ripening of the crops and a copious harvest. It reflects the sense of togetherness and the rich cultural legacy of Punjabis. Lauding the students’ generosity, he pointed out that compassion and empathy toward fellow human beings reside at the centre of humanist thought. One should not seek acclaim or credit for doing good; simply be a selfless giver and you will be revered like the sun, he added.
Dr Harpal Singh Bhullar, Entomologist and Warden of the hostel, stated that Lohri ushers in the cheerful spring season bidding adieu to the dull winter. With its focus on farming, the festival prompts people to be thankful for nature & #39;s provisions and to celebrate its creations, he opined.
The students had a gala time as they nestled around the bonfire and offered their prayers for the prosperity of the nation.

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