Reviving our bequest and holding up with the onus of creating strong ties and preserving our inheritance, PARAMPARAA'18, the heritage fair, was organized with great exuberance by SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter at 104th National Kisan Mela from 5th to 8th Oct'18 at the ground of Gandhi Park at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. We need diversity of thought in this world to elevate our benchmark. Initiating with the stalls which were ornamented with ethnic Indian goods and artifacts, a thoughtful gesture of diversity, illusion and, belonging was depicted. It was immensely overwhelming to witness numerous shades of our diverse culture coalesced at the stalls which were a symphony of our heritage.
The impact and influence of the proper decoration were imperative in enhancing the mood and for creating a perfect ambience at the event. In fact, the vivid ethnic decorations added some zing to the tedious team. The entrance decorated with a whickering horse, was an auspicious sign of eminent energy and enthusiasm, which helped us in our teamwork.
The gleam on the faces of the customers and visitors after seeing the knick-knack of stalls was plenteous to demonstrate the exhilaration of body members. The main attraction of the stall was the cart of antiquity, that is, the "Rath", embedded with beautiful adornments. The magnificent "Rath" with its elegance served as the magnum opus. The vibrant and ingeniously created hangings and poles added to the grandeur of the stall.
The endeavour of body members was profound in every minimal artifact, from the arrangement of stalls to the perfect placement of every element in the stall. The jingling sounds made by the metal bangles and the teeny-tiny handcrafted glass bangles at the bangle stall welcomed the customers graciously. Quenching the thirst of people in the scorching heat, the lassi stall emerged as an emancipator for the crowd. The Indian handicraft stall which made its way from Kolkata, was predominantly adored. The other stalls were Indian kurti stall, the traditional furniture cover stall and woollen stall. Many dignitaries, faculty members, local residents, university students, farmers and other people from various regions of the nation visited and appreciated the stalls.
The four days of PARAMPARAA marked a journey which is ineffable. Working with the stall owners, the body members discovered their fathomless potential. From managing extreme crowd to working in the tantalizing pressure, they expanded their own limits. PARAMPARAA provided a channel to link all the members together, from ingesting the moments of rejoice and synchronizing their work to providing solace in the beguile heat. Eventually, everyone got fastened in a family-like bond.
PARAMPARAA'18 has been an efficacious event. It rendered a plethora of memories and experience to the body members.The sparkling journey of four days evocated them with moments worth reminiscing. The endless joys working together, facing new challenges, and dealing the incoming world in an innovative manner, tied each one of them in such a bond which can never be uprooted. The society slowly unloaded its rainy showers upon the body members, thereby watering them to create strong roots and expecting them to grow into a fruitful tree which can even withstand the storms. Epitomising the very essence of excellence, PARAMPARAA sewed threads of belonging and integrity into a holistic patch. The reminiscence still simmers in everyone's soul; bidding farewell has always been tough but a pleasure when it promises to return with a whole new kaleidoscopic set of duties and fervour.
-Aayushi Bhattacharya, Shruti Mishra, Harsha Saxena, Ekta Bisht, Priyanka Arya, Aditi Gangola