CHANDIGARH: The festival of Lohri is being celebrated in Punjab with traditional fervour and gaiety with functions being organised at several places, including schools, to mark the day.
Bonfires, an important part of the festivities, were lit as several families danced to the tunes of famous festival songs like ‘Sundariye Mundariye Ho’ among others.

During the day, kites such as the ‘Tukkal’, ‘Chhaj’, ‘Pari’ of different colours, sizes and shapes with ‘Happy Lohri’ and ‘Happy New Year-2018’ messages were seen in the sky.

Kite-flying competitions were organised across the state, including Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala, with people challenging each other to cut kites.

In Ludhiana, those with pictures of chief ministers Amarinder Singh and Arvind Kejriwal, and SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal were in great demand.

“Kites with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture attracted buyers,” Amritsar-based kite seller Jagmohan Kanojia said.

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