CULTURAL SOCIETY OF CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL BHANGRA AND GIDHA COMPETITION
ON NOV. O8
CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2008
Rajinder Singh Mago
BHANGRA AND GIDHA TRADITIONAL AND COLLEGE TEAMS FROM AROUND THE
WORLD ARE REGISTERED TO COMPETE
Punjabi folk dances Bhangra and Gidha state of the art professional
and university teams from India, Toronto and Vancouver Canada,
California, New York, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, North
Carolina, and Illinois are competing in the Punjabi Cultural Society
of Chicago’s (PCS) (www.PCSChicago.org) 7th annual “PCS
Chicago International Bhangra and Gidha Competition.” Eight
bhangra and eight gidha teams are selected to compete for the
championship and more than $20,000 cash prizes, incentives and
This gala event is to be held at the “PCS Night 2008”
dinner banquet on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the Waterford
Banquet and Conference Center, 933 South Riverside Drive, Elmhurst,
IL. 60126. www.waterfordoakbrook.com . The event is expected to
be sold out well in advance, more than 1000 are expected to attend.
A limited number of seats are available reserve your tickets
The last year’s winners “Rooh Punjab Di Bhangra”
from Toronto, and “Raunak Vehre Di Gidha” from Vancouver
Canada, both are up for big challenges this year.
“Bhangra winners first prize $3500, second prize $1500,
and third prize is $1000.
Gidha winners first prize $3500, second prize $1500, and third
prize is $1000,” said Jarnail Singh Lail the PCS Chairperson.
A travel allowance subsidy, hotel rooms, meals, and local transportation
will be provided by PCS Chicago to the out of state participating
“We play host to about 250 out of state contestants mostly
college students, for the week end and love it,” said Amarjit
Kaur Atwal, PCS President.
“To have such a state of the art International level traditional
Bhangra and Gidha competition both at the same time, here in Chicago,
along with a family style dinner banquet, where children under
10 are admitted free, is a treat par excellence in North America,”
said Ronny S. Kular, PCS vice president.
“DJ music, live dhol, and dance floor will enliven the
post competition party. The atmosphere will be like a college
youth festival, but tight security arrangements have been made,”
said Sunny S. Kular PCS Board of Governors.
Bhangra and Gidha teams will be judged for their traditional
dance form, authenticity, costumes, choreography and artistic
creativity in presentation, according to Rajinder Singh Mago the
“Sponsorship, advertisement, and vendor booth opportunities
are also available to support this charitable event,” said
Mohinderjit Singh Saini, PCS board of governors.
Admission Donation is $50, $65, $100, $200/VIP/DONOR/SPONSOR
(Delicious Dinner and parking included). Children under 10 are
admitted free but no chair provided.
For more info http://www.pcschicago.org/pcsnight/index.htm. For
ticket information please call (847) 359-5PCS, Amarjit K. Atwal
(847) 564-4735, Ronny S. Kular (312)-318-4426, Paul Lail 224-715-0395
or any PCS officials.