Charity event to raise funds for Indian home for girls

Sharan Ghuman from Colnbrook is organising a ladies-only dance festival to raise funds for a charity supporting abandoned girls in India.

Teeyan da Mela

The Teeyan da mela, is a ladies-only dance event which will be held at Datchet Village Hall on Sunday July 27 from 3-6pm.  The event will be hosted by Shay Grewal.

The Unique Home for Girls in Punjab, accommodating unwanted and abandoned girls, will be the beneficiary the event.

Sharan Ghuman, event organiser from Colnbrook, told the Slough Observer she became aware of the home last year:

“I was so moved, that I made a vow to myself to do as much as I could for these angels. This is how I first became involved with the fantastic UK based charity, UK friends of Unique Home.

Unfortunately, even today girls are being abandoned in India, simply because of their gender. A sad, harsh reality of the modern world.

“We have chosen to hold a Teeyan da mela because it promotes the positives of being a woman. What better way to celebrate the importance of the girl child than to promote an age old custom that has been celebrated for centuries in India?

There will be performances from Vasda Punjab winners of Bhangra Wars 2012 & Folk Stars 2012 and Slough-based Apna Virsa, plus live music, stalls, raffle and a contest for the best Punjaban outfit.

Tickets costing £10 for adults and £7 for children under 12 can be found online

If you are interesting in performing / would like to sponsor the event / have a stall, please contact Sharan at sharan.ghuman@hotmail.co.uk

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