Chandigarh, February 26th: Huge crowds could be seen milling around the two venues of the annual festival Zakir Rose Garden, Sector 16 and the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh. The aroma of the roses, the beautiful fountain and the gaiety in the air lent the entire atmosphere a magical feel of the Rose Festival.
Keeping in tune with this there was melody all around at the main stage where antakshri competition was held with the participation of team of colleges with rose related teams. The Red rose team of Govt college for girls picked up the first position prize amount of Rs 5000 followed by white rose team winning second prize amount of Rs 4000 and third prize money of Rs 3000 by Pink Rose team and fourth prize amount of Rs 2000 by yellow team.
The ‘On the spot painting competition’ that was organized for different age groups to explore the talent in the children. More than 500 children participated in the competition to showcase their artistic works which was judged by a team of eminent artists.
Today, the Leisure Valley was the hub of entertainment and activities for the visitors who had ample opportunity to have their cuisines and food of their choice ranging from CITCO DA VEHRA for Punjabi food, IHM, CIHM, UIHM churning out their specialty dishes at reasonable rates. The other food stalls were also hit with the visitors. There were other stalls attracting people which had products ranging from artificial flowers to environment friendly herbs and plants available in great variety with reasonable rates options. The colourfully decorated trees with fabric flowers were adding colour to the décor of the specially built up eatable and non eatable stall. Three stalls were adjudged the best amongst the stalls which are having a range of artificial flowers, colourful plant and flowers.
The prize distribution function for the various competitions was presided over by Smt Raj Bala Malik Mayor of Chandigarh in the presence of the participants and senior officers of the Chandigarh Administration and municipal Corporation.
The grand finale to the Rose festival shall be in tune with the musical performance by the renowned Bollywood playback singer Abhijit Bhattacharya who would be enthralling the audience with his well known hits.