Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, 25th October 2008 :A two-day Diwali Mela was inaugurated by Lt Gen T K Sapru, GOC-in-C , Western Command the at Raina Stadium inside Chandimandir military station today.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by officers and all ranks of the Chandimandir military station. Families and children residing in the campus area attended the mela in large number. The special attraction of this mela was stalls from inmates of Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center , Mohali and by the special children from AWWA run Asha school lwhere they exhibited there products for sale.
The mela is organised to celebrate the popular ‘Festival of Lights’ with gaiety and enthusiasm which includes different joy rides , shooting, archery apart from fast food stalls. Other various stalls with fancy items like Brassware, glassware, hosiery etc to enhance the glamour and festivity of the Mela. The event will provide an occasion to let troops celebrate the joyous festival of Diwali in the best of spirits and enhance the feeling of harmony and brotherhood in the society.
A grand fire works display will be held on Tuesday evening as part of Diwali celebration.