By Ramesh K. Dhiman, Chandigarh, January 15 – Panjab University, Chandigarh will host the 6th edition of the annual Rose Festival at Festival Secretariat here, from February 6. While formally inaugurating the Secretariat on the varsity campus here on Wednesday, the Registrar, Col G.S. Chadha, also released the schedule of the festival.
The 3-day cultural bonanza will be inaugurated by the Vice-chancellor, Mr Arun Grover. The opening day would feature a flower-making competition, to be followed by a power-packed rock band performance by the Department of Fashion and Lifestyle Technology.
On the second day of the festival, a mosaic of cultural and other activities would mark the occasion. There would be competitions in various categories, including singing, slogan-writing, quiz, rangoli-making,collage-making, et al for school, college students, besides other participants. This would be followed by a laughter show, besides a theme play, to be staged by artistes from the Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University.
The last day, would witness a host of other competitions, including the rose prince and princess, dancing, henna-dying. An electrifying star nite where performers would regale audience with their foot-tapping numbers would mark the colourful finale to the extravaganza.