Malwa`s heritage colour festival

Updated: Mar 24, 2011, 20:18 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh: People in Madhya Pradesh``s Malwa region celebrated the cultural heritage festival of Rang Panchami here on Thursday.

The festival was celebrated with an aim of keeping alive Indian cultural values and traditions.

People celebrated the festival with joy and gusto.

Pushpeta Sharma, a non-resident Indian from Canada, said she wants to show the people of Canada that how beautifully festivals are celebrated in India.

"I have been living in Vancouver, Canada from the last 15 years. I have seen such festival for the first time and I am really enjoying myself. I want to record one CD (compact disc) of this festival and take it along with me to Vancouver to show the people there that how beautifully festivals are celebrated in our India," said Sharma.

Vivek Kaushik said that the festival signifies the feeling of brotherhood and oneness.

"This is the very old heritage of Malwa which has its own charm. We are here with our family and we have also brought our relatives from abroad to show them the festival. We are really enjoying ourselves," said Kaushik.

The festival is observed as symbol of brotherhood as people belonging to all age groups play with great enthusiasm irrespective of their caste, colour and creed.