Celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Indian Ladies in Ireland (ILI) group organized the first ever multicultural event by bringing different communities under one roof to showcase the diversity and culture of India.
Various Irish political leaders, Senator Emer Currie, Member of Parliament Emer Higgins, and Member of Parliament Jennifer Mc Neil also showed their support for the Indian community.
Teej and Friendship day was the first multicultural event organized by the ILI group in Ireland, as it did not just celebrate the culture of India but also gave importance to Irish traditions by incorporating International Friendship Day into this event.
The program was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by representatives from Indian Embassy, PK Sahu along with his wife Mamta Sahu & dignitaries from Indian Community – Dr. Hemant Kumar, Siraj Zaidi & Jasbeer Puri.
The highlight of the inauguration ceremony was the video messages from the brilliant ladies of India and Ireland. India’s first Woman IPS officer and the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Dr. Kiran Bedi’s beautiful video message was followed by video messages from various Irish Political leaders, like Senator Emer Currie, Member of Parliament Jennifer McNeil, and Member of Parliament Emer Higgins, who wore a saree in the Irish Parliament while sharing her video message.
This beautiful initiative on the part of TD Emer Higgins shows the quality of friendship between India and Ireland.
The Teej festival was organized by the Founder of the Indian Ladies in Ireland group, Supriya Singh, along with Ravinandan Pratap Singh in collaboration with the Scientology Community Centre.
The variety of programs included Indian classical dance performances like Kathak, Bharatanatyam, as well Bollywood dance performances. Foot tapping Irish dance was also a part of Teej’s programs. People of all ages, young and old were on stage dancing, singing, and giving mind-blowing performances.
Exciting Punjabi Bhangra dance and mesmerizing Lithuanian dance were some of the other performances.
Saga of Sarees, where ladies showcased the different weaves of India ranging from West Bengal to Kerala was a beautiful sight to see.
Karmic band concluded the event with their songs which ranged from soul-endearing melodies to foot-tapping numbers.
There were various stalls set up which had a Desi touch. Be it exotic sarees and traditional wear or beautiful accessories, there was a wide collection to choose from. Henna designs to adorn your hands were also one such beautiful choice while visiting the Teej festival.
This event was done under the umbrella of The Way to Happiness. This book explains the way of living on a moral-based code. To increase humanity and morality, to restore integrity to society.
The audience which had lots of people from various nationalities was absorbed into the magic of the Teej festival celebrations and were the ones that made the show a huge success.
The gallery of photos and videos of the event can be seen on this page, Teej By Indian Ladies In Ireland.