By Jagpreet Sandhu ,Chandigarh, November 27 : The colourful three-day-long annual event of Chandigarh Carnival concludes on Sunday. Chandigarh Carnival had all the ingredients of a big perfect mela. Being an off-day, the people of tricity made complete use of the Carnival by entertaining themselves with delicious food, joyful camel rides and overwhelming culture events.
During the day around 100 students of Government College of Arts Sector-10, were engaged in making the colorful floats on the theme Science. The young artists from this majestic Art institution participated very enthusiastically. The prizes were bagged by five teams headed by Kashmir Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Hamit Soni, Ajmer Singh and Imanpreet Singh.
In addition to this, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi organized an On the Spot Photography Competition during the Chandigarh Carnival 2011. The subject was “Chandigarh Carnival 2011”. The first Prize of Rs. 10000/- was bagged by Mr Niharika Singh, 2nd Prize Rs. 5000/- went to Mr.Ankit Awasthi whereas 3rd Prize of rs. 3000/- was bagged by Ms.Aushi Swami.
On the final day of the Carnival the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi held on-the-spot competitions in Poem and Slogan Writing. Several enthusiastic participants submitted their entries for the Funny Poem / Mini Poem Contest on the themes “Pyar ka Thappad” and “Pehli Nazar”. Prizes for outstanding entries were given to Rahul Choudhary, Aditi Bisht, V.K. Bhardwaj and Manika. In the Slogan Writing Competition the entry submitted by Swapna Kanaujia was awarded the first prize.
Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi organised a musical entertainment programme and singing talent search competition. Awards were given in three categories.The winners in 1-16 years category were Ayush (first), Sachin Parkhi (second),Gaurav arora (third) whereas in the category 17-50 years, first prize was bagged by akhil, second & third by Krishan Kumar and arshdeep respectively.
Finally the evening concluded with the soulful and popular rendition of leading Punjabi singer-cum-actor, Harbhajan Maan who forced the reluctant dancers to step in with his grooving tracks.
Photo By Jagpreet Sandhu