Members of all communities including Hindus & Muslims celebrate Basant Panchami under the aegis of Anjuman Sair-e-Gul Faroshan – The society which organizes Phool Waalon Ki Sair – a festival of Delhi, which promotes communal harmony. On Basant Panchami — Every one wears yellow to mark the spring, when mustard flower bloom in the fields.
The Mayor of Delhi -Shri Prithvi Raj Sahni, The Municipal Councilor from Chandani Chowk Shri Suman Gupta and Smt. Usha Kumar Secretary, Anjuman Sair-e-Gul Faroshan presents a pankha at the feet of Devi Saraswati – The goddess of learning, keeping the tradition of celebration of Basant Panchami.
After the event at Gauri Shankar Mandir The members along with the citizen of Delhi proceeded to the Dargah of Nizamudin Aulia, behind the Police Station of Nizamddin.
Shri Sultan Ahmad is adorned with the turban of yellow muslin in keeping with tradition, Shri Lalit Kumar, Secretary, National Foundation for Communal harmony looks on.
The procession led by Sultan Ahmad, Ruman Danial (of Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia), Mrs. Usha Kumarproceeds., Shri Sanjay Jain carries thefloral chadar in a basket.
The procession passes bythe Mmazar of Mirza Ghalib near Ghalib Academy in Nizamiddin.
Floral chadar made of yellow flower is offered atthe mazar of sufi saint Amir Khushro by members of all communities led be Shri Sultan Ahmad.