Punjabi Community Center (PCC) celebrates Vaisakhi Day
Los Angeles, April 22,2014
S. Uppal/ Gary Singh/ Ramesh
The Organizing Committee of Punjabi Community Center, Inc. (PCC) celebrated Vaisakhi 2014 on Saturday, April 19th 2014, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center with a house full of energy from the audience, volunteers and participants. This event would not have been possible without the support of the sponsors.
With well over 200 participants of all ages, the spirit of Vaisakhi was evident at the 9th annual PCC Vaisakhi event. The performances commenced around 2:00 pm and were entertained by nonstop Bhangra, Gidda, Fashion show, Bollywood Dance, Punjabi Songs for three hours by talented children and adults with colorful costumes followed by dinner provided by Natraj. Several teams from PCC performed along with teams from Valley Sikh Temple and Walnut Gurdwara.
Chief Guest, Bhai Sahiba Bibiji Inderjit Kaur and internationally acclaimed physician Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia were there to grace the event, and were recognized as some of the key contributors to the community.
The participants, coaches and volunteers of the organization who worked so hard to make this event possible did an excellent job in keeping with the traditions of Vaisakhi.
PCC in its ninth year, is an organization dedicated to enriching Punjabi life and promoting Punjabi culture through education, social service, community involvement, and sponsorship of the performing arts. PCC is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and classes are held at the Ekta Center in Irvine.
Children and adults work vigorously from December to April preparing for this annual Vaisakhi celebration. It involves kids of all ages and encourages participation at all levels to promote a healthy development in the Punjabi culture. This is also a way for all in the community to come together, get to know each other and develop relationships as part of the overall community development. It is an organization that encourages complete family involvement to ensure a good support system in the community for the young and old. It also strives to provide a platform for new opportunities and partnerships that will challenge the Punjabi community to continue the traditions of education, leadership, advocacy, heart-filled selfless service and responsibility that will inspire the community and other organizations.