Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh,Aug 14:- On the eve of 64th Independence Day, the Chandigarh Administration organized a Cultural Bonanza at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, today. The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Chandigarh, Mr. Pradip Mehra was the Chief Guest.
Welcoming the august gathering Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, Ram Niwas said, “It was the need of the hour to ensure that no outside factor was allowed to creep in and disturb the unity of this great nation. Character building was an integral part of this process and it is a suitable time to look within us and see where are we falling short in becoming a leading nation. ”
The colourful programme got off to a great start with a vandana presented by the students of GGMSSS- 18. A patriotic song was presented by GMHS-38 which was followed by dance on a patriotic theme by GMSSS-35. A skit ‘Bharat ke deewane, bharat ke parwane’ showcasing the freedom struggle was presented by the students of GMSSS-16. A mesmerizing Rajasthani folk dance was presented by DPS 40. Another colourful presentation was made by Gurukul School, Manimajra, on the theme of unity in diversity.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Mehra said, that every field we have excelled and Administration has been constantly trying to provide better amenities to the citizens of the City Beautiful. He outlined that approximately 1 lakh cubic foot of silt has been removed from the Sukhna Lake bed. “In the field of education the administration has been making efforts to improve the infrastructure by adding new schools and more classrooms. Work in various hospitals have been undertaken to introduce new wards. New a/c buses have been added to the existing fleet of CTU,” added Mr Mehra. The Adviser congratulated the teachers and the students for putting up a fabulous programme.
The cultural bonanza was attended by the Home Secretary, Mr. Ram Niwas, Finance Secretary Mr Sanjay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Brijendra Singh, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Dr. Roshan Sunkaria, Director Public Relations, Mr NPS Randhawa, Director Cultural Affairs, Mr. Kamlesh Kumar, Mayor Mrs Anu Chatrath and DPI (S) Mr PK Sharma and other senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration.