Fourth Annual Long Island Vaisakhi Mela celebrated with gusto and joy

Organizers and team members who made the Vaisakhi Mela a success. PHOTO: One Touch Studios

The Long Island Punjabi Circle celebrated it’s Fourth Annual Vaisakhi Mela, supported by Event Masters, Metropolitan Caterers, NC Asian American Affairs, IAAC, New York Kabaddi Club, Femina Spa & Salon & LIDC on Sunday May 19. A big stage with huge speakers as wings, thundered pleasant sounds for the crowd, a press release from organizers said.

The retail vendors were selling clothes, jewelry, and shoes. Corporates were showcasing financial products, food sampling, Real Estate, Car Dealerships, tiles, and Solar installations. United Mortgage was the main attraction with a huge booth setup and banners all over as they were the Grand Sponsors of the event. Top Caterers like Metropolitan, Punjabi Dhaba, Badshah, Royal, Momos & Yass Tea had tasty foods and drinks, with an unending line of customers.

The Kids Section sponsored by Patel Brothers, Hicksville, which had free games, rides, Choo Choo Train, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Pony rides, Drinks, and Ice Cream.

The Raffle booth decorated with vibrant chunnis was a showstopper as KIA Car was 1st prize to win. Lots of prizes including Big Screen TV’s, Jewelry set, I-Pods, and other prizes were intimidating people to buy the raffle tickets.

Above and below some scenes from the Vaisakhi Mela, where performers showcased dances and much-loved singers regaled the audience. PHOTOS: One Touch Studios

Famous Punjabi singer and heart throb Gulab Sidhu, Indian Idol Khuda Baksh, Voice of Punjab Harmanpreet Kaur and others performed so well and made everyone to dance to their tunes. The timeline included Bhangra & Giddha which showcased the cultural roots.


The administration of Nassau County including the office of Asian Affairs were given the credit with gratitude by Mela team. The County Executive Bruce Blakeman, NYS Senator Steve Rhoads, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, NYS Assemblyman Jake Blumencranz, NYS Assemblyman John K. Mikulin, NC Human Rights Commission Chairman Bobby Kumar Kalotee, ICCI T-20 World Cup Chairman Harry Singh Bolla, Senior Advisor Akram Chaudhary and many more graced the Stage with Citations and Proclamations apart from enjoying the event.

Every year, the Mela team helps a family with generous donation, and this time they chose a family of their own, team member, volunteer Late Davinder Singh. Apart from the $2,500 contribution from Mela, Harry Singh Bolla of Bolla Oil donated $5,000 for the family.

The Vaisakhi Mela Organizers consisting of Onkar Singh, Rajeev Maini, Deepak Bansal, Jay Sharma and Jasbir Jay Singh thanked all their Sponsors, Supporters, Volunteers, Whole Team who really worked hard behind the scenes, the day of the event and also at the Post Event Dinner, which was organized the same day at Metropolitan Caterers, Glen Cove. The celebrated singers, Gulab Sidhu and Khuda Baksh as well as the Sponsors Richard Hernandez, Ravi Chopra, Purushottam ji and many others. Photos were taken by One Touch Studios (Gagan & Guri) who also sponsored the event. The next Mela is scheduled for the 3rd Sunday of May, 2025, the press release said.



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