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Rangilee Mehfil 2015

The ‘Rangilee Mehfil 2015’ formerly known as Vaisakhi Di Raat (VDR) successfully took place on Saturday, 16 May 2015 at The Royale Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. The event, organised by the Punjabi Cultural Society of Asia Pacific University (APCS), was held in conjunction with the Vaisakhi festival, which was on April 14 this year. The ballroom shone in dazzling colours as staff and students who participated were dressed up in their best traditional or formal attire.

The event that spanned from 7:00pm to 12:00am saw participation of approximately 220 staff and students, including the CEO of APIIT Education Group, Datuk Dr Parmjit Singh and Deputy Vice Chancellor of APU, Prof Ron Edwards. As the event was aimed to showcase and spread the understanding towards Punjabi culture, authentic and exuberant Indian Dance Music (Bollywood & Bhangra) was featured as the showcase of the night; whereas other entertaining live performances of different genres went on throughout the event. 


In line with the event’s aims, the organiser also invited APU students of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds to perform on-stage – which indirectly provides them with a lifetime experience where everyone joined the fun and dance, regardless of age, culture and nationality. More colours were added to the night as professional performers such as Shan-E-Punjab showcased their talents to the audience.

Apart from immersing themselves in the vibrant performances, attendees also savoured the delectable Indian and International delicacies, which were served at the buffet line that night. It was truly an enjoyable experience for all who attended, especially international students, as they had the opportunity to experience the one of the most colourful cultures in Malaysia.