Students at Queensborough Middle School celebrated Vaisakhi with their very own party.
Vaisakhi is an annual celebration marked by Sikhs and Hindus. It started in India’s Punjab region as a harvest festival and then, in 1699, Vaisakhi became a time to commemorate the creation of the Khalsa, which was formed by Guru Gobind Singh.
At Queensborough Middle School, the Punjabi language students treated the school to a special assembly, featuring Bhangra dancing, speeches on the importance of Vaisakhi and a short trivia game about the celebration, according to an email from one of the parents.
The day was organized by Punjabi teacher Deep Sangra and volunteers Manjot Kaur and Simran Grewal with support from principal Lisa Nasato.
Parents were invited to the celebration as well as trustee Gurveen Dhaliwal, who was a special guest.