On August 13, 2023, a cultural event called “Dhee Punjab Dee” was enthusiastically organised in Bowman Hall in Blacktown.
Event was led by talented MCs Harleen Lobana, Saloni Sareen and Tejider Kaur
The primary goal of this competition was to promote the Punjabi tradition and culture. The emphasis was laid on the correct accentuation of Punjabi language.
More than fifty participants enrolled themselves for the competition and only ten contestants remained for the final round after going through several rounds.
The competition was divided into three rounds. In the first round the participants gave away their introduction. They were full of courage and confidence. They danced at the tune of Punjabi folk songs. The second Talent round impressed the audience the most.
In the final round the participants boarded the stage in Punjabi bridal dresses. The girls sitting as audience started crying as they remembered their own palanquin (Doli) time.
Finally, Ms Sandeep kaur won the title of Dhee Punjab Dee with $1000 in cash and a trophy, Ms kamaldeep kaur stood 1st Runner up with $700 in cash and trophy and Ms Amandeep kaur grabbed the title of 2nd Runner up with $500 in cash and a trophy.
The program was summed up by thanks giving ceremony by the organisers S. Harjinder Singh (Jindeep Photography) Inder Singh (Rhythm of Bhangra), DJ Desi Vibes, and Nirvana caterers. Overall this competition encouraged the Punjabi Diaspora at Sydney.