The New Zealand Chandigarh Club earlier last week hosted an event welcoming the community to the new year.

“Celebrations and traditions are an important part of each society and culture; it reflects the values of their home country and NZ Chandigarh Club made it happen by organising this New year family fun event,” a spokesperson from the organisation said.

The event was started with light refreshments followed by the prayer “Itni Shakti Hume Dena Data - Mann Ka Vishwas Kamzor Ho Na”, by all the attendees.

President of the Club Reeta Arora welcomed and acknowledged everyone’s presence and wished good health and safety not to Kiwi’s only but to the entire world for - a very healthy, safe and happy festive season and even better 2021 as the whole world is struggling with Covid.

“Quiz, jokes, poetry, songs, dance, games, antakshari, which has bought families together, was a symbol of happiness. There were many spot prizes which added excitement to the program,” the spokesperson added.

The association thanked film editor and Academy Awards (OSCARS) member Ballu Saluja for sending his good wishes to the Club.

“Great fullness is also extended to Indian classical singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan - Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri for his best wishes to the entire club team,” the spokesperson said.

This event was organised nu president Reeta Arora, General Secretary Anita Bhola, Office Secretary Nidhi Bhasin, Treasures Heemanshu Ghai, patron Shivani Arora and executive members Geetanjali Garg and Pawan Dabla.

Governing Body of NZ Chandigarh Club also acknowledged Women Care Trust for providing the venue hall in Papatoetoe to host the event.