Teeyan Melbourne Diyan celebrated with fervour

Melbourne: For seven years in a row, Teeyan MelbourneDiyan has been keeping its date on the city’s cultural calender. This year too, the organisers overcame all the challenges to bring out a successful event with participation of over 1000 women of Punjabi background.
Teeyan, the mother-daughter festival is celebrated every year in India withfull enthusiasm and colors to mark the essence of womanhood. Its historic and cultural references have strengthened the creativity and liveliness among women since ages.But with the changing life dynamics it has become very hard to preserve the essence of this festival.
Teeyan Melbourne Diyan event was held on July18 at The George Woods Performing Arts in Ringwood. This year, there were a large number of performances with a wide variety which included three teams of Giddha from all corners of Melbourne, seven little girls’ performances, two bhangra groups, skits, singing and audience competition. The highlight from the audience was the Beeji’s competition, which was greatly enjoyed by each and every individual.
The special act was the baijigarnia giddha, which received huge applause, and a thoroughly anticipated programme. It was the first time an act of its kind was performed in Melbourne.
A huge team of dedicated participants and volunteers helped put forward this fabulous event.
Stage host Sandeep Uppal and Raminder Gill successfully enthralled audience with their deep insight into cultural references and sense of humour.
The backbones of Teeyan Melbourne Diyan compriseParmjit K Dosanjh, Palwinder K Pannu, Rajbir K Randhawa, Harpreet K Randhawa, Navjot K Panjeta, and Rummy K Brar.
Thanks to a great number of sponsors, the wonderful event was brought live with the vision of connecting community, supporting women and passing the rich heritage to future generations. “We also would like to thank our new sponsors for providing support in 2015. We hope they enjoyed the event and will continue their aid every year. Massive turnout, completely sold-out and victoria state wide participation can easily highlight and justify the true success of this event,” said the organisers.
Clearly, Teeyan Melbourne Diyan has become a great Punjabi community event, carrying on the legacy of early Punjabi migrants in Melbourne and thereby strengthening the community and bringing harmony.