Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (P.C.S.) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization promoting education, good citizenship, community development, civic commitment and involvement, and preserving Punjabi Culture, language, sports and performing arts of the North-Indian state of Punjab among its community members and also mainstream Americans in the Midwest and beyond. PCS caters to this need both by directly organizing events that bring community members together from all over the Midwest region and by facilitating participation of its community members in mainstream activities. PCS has a holistic approach to community building and it's comprehensive programming encompasses a variety of aspects of community life and it's needs.
Rangla Punjab (Meaning "Colorful Punjab"), PCS' flagship event now in it's third decade, is held every April in time to celebrate the traditional harvest festival - Vaisakhi. It showcases local talent in Punjabi music, songs, dances, short plays and poetry. PCS volunteers teach the Punjabi dances - Bhangra and Giddha to teams who then compete against each other and perform for a packed community audience.