Chandigarh, February 18:-The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh is Celebrating 43rdRose Festival from 20thFebruary to 22ndFebruary 2015 in the Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh.
While addressing a press conference, Mrs. Poonam Sharma, Mayor of Chandigarh said that the festival will be inaugurated on 20thFebruary, 2015 in the Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh at11.00 a.m.by Sh. Vijay Dev, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh.
Others who were present during the press conference were include Sh. V.P. Singh, IAS, Commissioner, MC, Ms. Kavita Singh, IAS, MD, CITCO, Sh. Sunil Bhatia, Additional Commissioner, Sh. Rajiv Gupta, Joint Commissioner, Sh. Mukesh Anand, Chief Engineer, MC, Chandigarh.
Sh. V.P. Singh, Commissioner informed that during this festival around 829 varieties of Roses including hybrid teas, floribunda, polyanthus, miniatures and climbers will be displayed.
The theme of the Rose Festival this time is “National Integration”.
Folk dance teams from different states, arranged by the North Zone Cultural Centre will participate during the Rose Festival on 20thFebruary to 22ndFebruary 2015 from10 am to 4 pmdaily including:-
20thFebruary 2015 at 11.25 a.m.
- Liharobaby artists fromManipur (N.E.)
- Sidhi Dhamalby artists fromGujrat
21stFebruary 2015 at 10.35 a.m.
- Bihuby artists fromAssam
- Behropiaby artists fromRajasthan
- Lavaniby artists fromMaharashtra
22ndFebruary 2015 at 10.40 a.m.
- Folk Danceby artists fromLeh Ladhakh (J&K)
- Nagada & Been Jogiby artists fromHaryana
And many more folk dances of various states will be performed during the three day Rose Festival.
This year the Municipal Corporation has also planned three cultural evenings from5 pm to 7 pmin the main stage at Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh daily. These are including:
- Hasya Kavi Sammelanon 20thFebruary 2015 from5 pm to 7 pm
By Sardar Manjit Singh, Arun Jemini, Suryakant Pandey, Ras Bihari Gaur, Padam Albela
- Musical Eveningon 21stFebruary 2015 from5 pm to 7 pm
By Dr. Mamta Joshi (Renowned Sufi Singer)
- Musical Eveningon 22ndFebruary 2015 from5 pm to 7 pm
By Eminent artists from region including Miss. Tripat Kaur, (renowned Punjabi singer), Param Chandel, Mahesh Sharma, Tarun, Nishant, Miss. Sharan Kaur, Rajan, Gurkanwal etc. Sh. Suresh Nayak (on Music)
A special feature of Rose Festival this time will be aClassical Musicalperformance by musical group of “Divine Eyes” Artists fromNational Association for the Blind, Chandigarhon 21stFebruary, 2015 at 3.30 pm. The artists will be includingProf. Murlidhar Sony,Kumar Shibuand others.
Dr. Gopal Krishan Shah, Professor ofUniversity of Delhiwill enthrall the audience bySitar Vadanon 20thFebruary at 12.00 p.m.
Other than that Puppet Show and Magic Show will also be organized during the three days.
The festival will also showcase a wide array of flowers by way of flower competitions in different categories.
Competition of Neighbourhood parks maintained by Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) from city has also been included this year.
Programme Schedule of 43rdRose Festival 2015
11.00 amInauguration of Rose Festival by Chief Guest
11.10 amBrass & Pipe Band Competition
11.20 amFlower Competition & Flower Hat Competition
11.25 amCultural Programme at main stage by NZCC
12.30 pmFolk Dance Competition
3.30 pmPreliminary round of Miss & Mr Rose competition
5.00 pmHasya Kavi Sammelan
9.00 amRose Prince & Princess Competition
10.20 amPhotography Competition
10.35 amTraditional Folk dance of various states
11.00 amKite Flying Competition
11.20 amTraditional Folk Dance of various states
11.30 amRose King & Rose Queen (Senior Citizen)
2.00 pmRoze Quiz
3.30 pmProgramme by the Students of Blinds Society, Chandigarh
5.00 pmMusical Eveningby renowned Sufi SingerDr. Mamta Joshi
10.30 amOn the Spot Painting Competition
10.40 amTraditional Folk Dance of various states
11.00 amMagic Show
3.30 pmClosing Ceremony & Prize Distribution
5.00 pmMusical Evening(Old is Gold).