Noor-e-Punjab

Noor-e-Punjab means "The Light of Punjab". This page is dedicated to the MIT Bhangra Team that won second place at the 1998 Bhangra Blowout competition in Washington DC. Bhangra Blowout is an annual competition organized by students at George Washington University. On March 28, 1998, 12 teams from all around the United States met at Constitution Hall in the nation's capital to compete.

This was MIT's first entry in any competition and MIT's "Noor-e-Punjab" team won second place! University of Texas at Austin won first place. MIT's team was most notable for it's traditional style and as the Washington Post describes, it's "vigorous precision."

This photo was taken at the hotel immediately after the competition

Top Row: Sumer Johal (Team Leader), Vinay Mohta, Amar Kendale, Surya Ganguli
Middle Row: Sunil Vemuri, Fawaz Chaudhery, Hemant Taneja, Michael Prior
Bottom Row: Anu Tewary, Mona Shah, Reshma Patil, Seema Sanzgiri, Radhika Nagpal

Group Photos: On Stage receiving prize, the Ladies, Friends in DC
Dance Photos: Men Entrance, Men Circle, Women, Everyone
Individual Photos: Radhika and Reshma celebrating, Sumer and Radhika with trophy, Sumer and Sunil with trophy, Sunil signing autograph for Nena, Radhi driving


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