Beautiful women dressed up in their best attires, bright colours, charkha, madhaniyaa’n, chajj and more— the rich Punjabi culture was at display at Ladies Cultural Night held at Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland on Saturday, July 8.

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Organised by Woman Care Trust based in Auckland, the evening had everything you would look for in a fun-filled evening. A packed venue with about 1500 women was evident of the fact how popular such cultural events have become recently.

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The event kicked off with prayers, followed by spectacular performances by various dance groups. Women of every age were present at the event for some ‘me-time’. Dressed up in cultural outfits such as suit, lehngaa, laaccha, ghagra, and adorned with vintage-style jewellery such as nath, tikka, jhumke, taweeti, borla the women were excited to be a part of an event where they could be carefree and enjoy without any worries and stress. 

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The gidha performed by the group of senior ladies aka ‘golden girls’ garnered much applause from the audience. Another funny act by Chindo Mindo Natak Company was also a hit with the ladies. Several other performances made members of the audience leave their seats and hit the dance floor.

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Baljit Dheil, Chairperson of Woman Care Trust thanked everyone who attended the event for their support.

“It has just been three years since this organisation was formed and you have shown immense support for it. At Woman Care Trust, we aim to make the lives of women better by providing free support to Indian women and other new immigrants to settle in New Zealand,” Ms Dheil said.

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The event ended with the most-awaited open DJ by Suraj Channa.

“It is one night I really look forward to as I absolutely love dancing but I am a bit shy too. And here we can just dance freely and comfortably. About these ladies nights, I like the fact that we all can get dressed, can wear our best clothes and accessories. It feels like a big huge Punjabi wedding which I really miss here in New Zealand,” said Gagandeep Kaur, one of the participant at the event.

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