The India Post, Chandigarh 31st October, 2008 :This year the Chandigarh Carnival will be celebrated on November 22nd to 23rd. A meeting to this effect was held under the Chairmanship of Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, Mr. Ram Niwas. The Theme of the Chandigarh Carnival this year will be the "fun & Games". Carnival would be inaugurated by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh on November 22 at 11 AM at leisure valley Sector-10, Chandigarh.
The Chandigarh College of Arts will design the Main Entrance Gate of the carnival Festival at Leisure Valley as per the theme" Fun & Games", with pictures of Chandigarh, and the partner State. The three Academies namely Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy and Chandigarh Sahitya Kala Academy would put their exhibits depicting the streams of Art during the Chandigarh Carnival Festival. The Mega Musical Nite on 22nd November and Mega Laughter Show on 23rd November at Leisure Valley will be the main attraction of the Carnival this year. During Mega Musical Nite the audience will be delighted to watch a high quality Fire-work operated from Museum & Art Gallery premises too.Carnival floats will begin their move from Leisure Valley passing through Matka Chowk to Cricket Stadium Chowk and back to Rose Garden as the finishing point.
Mr. Ram Niwas, Home Secretary, U.T Chandigarh while addressing the members present in the meeting stresses that the event must be to bring delight to the public and not end as a proper disappointment . He gives special directions to each and every member present regarding their roles and duties during the Carnival. The members present in the meeting were The Representative of The Principal Secretary Tourism Government of Punjab, The Representative of The Principal Secretary Tourism Government of Haryana, Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh Managing Director CITCO, Chandigarh Chief Engineer U.T Chandigarh D.P.I (Colleges) U.T Chandigarh Senior Supdt. Of Police U.T Chandigarh Director NZCC, Chandigarh Director Tourism Government of Himachal ,Shimla, Director Public Relations U.T Chandigarh D.P.I (Schools) U.T Chandigarh , Principal College of Architecture , Chandigarh , Principal Government college of Arts , Chandigarh Principal Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management , Chandigarh , Principal Food and Craft Institute , Chandigarh , Sh. Nek Chand ,Director & Creator Rock Garden ,Director , Govt Museum, Chd , Chairman , Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, Chairman Chandigarh Lalit Kalan Akademi, Chairman Chandigarh Sahitya Academy, Principal Home Science College Chandigarh, B.D.O U.T Chandigarh, Nodal Officer Le-Corbusier Centre Chandigarh, Director Information & Technology U.T Chandigarh, Director Social Welfare U.T Chandigarh.