Midwest Punjabi association to host Virsa event

Midwest Punjabi association

Babu Tangewala

CHICAGO: The Midwest Punjabi Association (MPA) plans hosting theevent- Punjabi Virsa (Punjabi Heritage)- to mark the celebration of seasonal festival of Vaisakhi and to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on 13 April 1919 at Amritsar in Punjab (India).

The event is scheduled for 6.00 pm on Sunday, 1st May 2022 at Ashton Place – 341 75th St, Willowbrook, a Chicago suburb Consul General Amit Kumar & Mrs. Surabhi Kumar will be the Chief Guests. It is being organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of India, Chicago.  The eventwill also commemorate 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.

The Program will include: 
1. Rendition of Gurbani Kirtan in classical Indian style of music
2. Remarks by Consul General Amit Kumar
3. Remarks by dignitaries
4. Audio Visual presentation based on the poetry of Nanak Singh, legendary Punjab novelist and poet and  eye witness of   the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
5. Presentation on Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s Poetry
6. Poetry Session with Punjabi, Hindi & Urdu poets
7. Dinner

The event is supported by: 1. Bengali Association of Greater Chicago; 2. Dramatech of India; 3. Federation of Indian Organizations (FIA)-1980; 4. Punjabi Cultural Organization, Michigan; 5. Kalman de Ang Sang (Punjabi literary organization); 6. Urdu Samaj of Chicago; 7. Guru Ladho Re Sewa Society, Wisconsin 8. Swera (Sikh Women Era); and 9. Sanjeevani4u. 10. Indian American Association 11. Artists Association of North America (AANA).

For more information contact Convener: Gurmeet Singh Dhalwan at 414-429-5313, Email: Email: midwestpunjabiassociation@gmail.com.