Punjabi Community Center (PCC) celebrates Vaisakhi 2016
Los Angeles, April 14, 2016
The Organizing Committee of Punjabi Community Center, Inc. (PCC) put up a grand event celebrating Vaisakhi for the eleventh year on Saturday, April 9th 2016, at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton. This event would not have been possible without the support of the sponsors.
With around 200 participants of all ages, the spirit of Vaisakhi was evident at the 11th annual PCC Vaisakhi event. With a house full theater the audience was entertained by a wide variety of entertainment including Bhangra, Bollywood Dance and Skits. Musical instruments played by talented students, trained by Prof. Ranjit Singhji of Bhai Mardana Academy and adults from SoCal Gabru Nation performing with colorful costumes was followed by dinner provided by Tandoor. Several teams from PCC along with teams from Valley Sikh Temple, Buena Park Gurdwara, Walnut Gurdwara and Adaa Dance Academy entertained the crowd.
Chief Guest, Dr. Sudeep Kukreja, was there to grace the event, and was recognized as one of the key contributors to the community for his selfless sewa through Arpan Global Charities. Prof. Ranjit Singhji and Dr. Sahota were also recognized for their continued contribution to the Punjabi community.
Grand Sponsor, Tandoor Cuisine of India, provided a delicious dinner after the show. Sponsors of the event were The Chugh Firm, San Dimas Animal Hospital, Dr. Arinder Chadha & Manpreet Chadha, Fazoli's Italian Restaurant, Gurmeet Brar and Family, Natraj and Five Rivers Tax.
A big shout out to the volunteers that helped put this event together. Some of them were Iqbal Grewal, Baljit Grewal, Navjot Singh, Rita Patel, Snover Uppal, Shivani Gill, Amanpreet Kaur, Pooja Goel, Navneet Kaur, Ranjit Plahey, Shallu Goel, Rameet Dhaliwal, Bali Sandhu-Basi, Nina Grover, Kewal Gill, Micky Uppal, Lucky Sidhu, Gagandeep Sidhu, Dalwinder Singh, Sharmila Sidhu, Arvinder Singh, Atul Patel, Sonia Singh.
The participants, coaches, volunteers of the organization who worked very hard to make this event possible did an excellent job, as always, in keeping with the traditions of Vaisakhi.
PCC in its eleventh 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 Ektaa Center in Irvine.
Children and adults work vigorously for 5 months 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.