Lohri was celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm in the premises of IMI Bhubaneswar. The mood on the campus was upbeat and the students, faculty all were immersed in the festive spirit. Everyone gathered in their festive attires looking best for the occasion. A key symbol of Lohri is the bonfire. Lighting of the fire has been common in winter festivals throughout time and to the world it signifies the return of longer days. So, the celebration kicked off by lighting bonfire and ‘Lohri Poojan’. Prof. Ramesh Behl, the Director of the institute greeted the students and faculty present on the eve of the festival and stressed on the value of the culture. Everyone worshipped 'Dhooni' and groundnuts and sweets were also distributed among the students. After Poojan, everyone danced and sang around the bonfire. Lohri is the harvest festival of Punjab popularly known as the bread basket state of India. Irrespective of which state or religion people belong to, Lohri was celebrated with equal enthusiasm by everyone. A kite-flying competition was also organized in the evening, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students. The day ended on a high note with a delightful dinner.