Punjab Polling Stations Showcase Rich Cultural Heritage

Polling stations in Punjab exhibited the state's rich cultural heritage. Voters enjoyed displays of old utensils, traditional musical instruments, and Punjabi 'juttis'. Special booths dedicated to culture were set up across the state. Additionally, a group of transgender people performed in Fazilka to encourage voter turnout.

PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: 01-06-2024 18:02 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 18:02 IST
Punjab Polling Stations Showcase Rich Cultural Heritage
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On Saturday, polling stations across Punjab transformed into exhibitions of the state's rich cultural heritage, providing voters an immersive experience into the past. Visitors were treated to displays of old utensils, 'phulkari pakhi', traditional 'atta chakki', 'charkha', and vintage musical instruments, offering a remarkable cultural journey at the voting booths.

A standout polling station was set up at a school in Patiala, specifically dedicated to Punjab's storied heritage, showcasing brass utensils such as glasses and jugs. The site further highlighted the 'phulkari pakhi' (hand fan), 'charkha', traditional 'atta-chakki', and 'chulha', alongside traditional musical instruments like the 'tumbi', 'dhadd', 'chimta', 'bugchu', 'dhol', and 'dilruba'.

Adding to the cultural flair, traditional Punjabi 'juttis' (footwear), including the 'tille wali', were also featured. In Fazilka, a transgender group performed to encourage voter turnout. The state aimed for over 70 percent voter participation in the June 1 election, surpassing the 65.96 percent turnout of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, which lagged behind the national average.

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