PCC (Punjabi Community Center), Los Angeles Celebrate Baisakhi 2017
Los Angeles, April 25, 2017
NRIpress-Club/ Sunan Sharma/Gary Singh Grewal
The Organizing Committee of Punjabi Community Center, Inc. (PCC) put up a grand event celebrating Vaisakhi for the twelfth year on Saturday, April 22nd 2017 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 12th annual PCC Vaisakhi event. With a house full theater the audience was entertained by a wide variety of entertainment including Bhangra, Bollywood Dance and Kathak Dance. Also included was Live singing by talented students trained by Prof. Ranjit Singhji of Bhai Mardana Institute of Music and Tablas played by students trained by Deepak Chandla of Taal Vistaar Music Academy. Several teams from PCC along with teams from Valley Sikh Temple, Walnut Gurdwara, UCLA Bruin Bhangra and Sundar Kala Kendra School entertained the crowd nonstop for three hours and was followed by dinner provided by Tandoor.
Prof. Ranjit Singhji, was there to grace the event, and was recognized as one of the key contributors to the community for his selfless sewa through Music. Rashpal Singh was also recognized for his continued contribution to the Punjabi community through United Sikh Mission.
Grand Sponsor, Tandoor Cuisine of India, provided a delicious dinner after the show. Sponsors of the event were San Dimas Animal Hospital, Dr. Arinder Chadha & Manpreet Chadha, 1-800 Radiator & A/C of Orange County & Downey, Makhjan Singh & Family and Gurmeet Brar & Family.
A big shout out to the volunteers that helped put this event together. Some of them were Iqbal Grewal, Baljit Grewal, Ravi Grewal, Navjot Singh, Rita Patel, Snover Uppal, Shivani Gill, Amanpreet Kaur, Pooja Goel, Navneet Kaur, Komal Kaur, Shallu Goel, Rameet Dhaliwal, Sasha Grover, Kewal Gill, Dalwinder Singh, Sharmila Sidhu, Atul Patel, Jatinder Malhi.
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 twelfth 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.