Chandigarh, 24th February: The Mayor Ms. Raj Bala Malik and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Ms.Prerna puri reviewed the arrangements to be made for the 40th edition of Rose Festival, a mega tourism event of Chandigarh. The officials of Municipal Corporation, Tourism Department and of various Departments of Chandigarh are making best efforts to make Rose festival a major attraction for citizens of Chandigarh and the visitors coming to Chandigarh during this weekend from 24th – 26th February, 2012.The Rose Garden blooming with colourful roses and shall be the venue for many competitions coupled with new competitions and contests like Mr & Ms. Rose Chandigarh and fancy floral hat contest which are going to attract the youth and to make them a part of festivities of the Rose festival.
The Mayor directed the officials of Municipal Corporation to showcase the Rose Festival in a befitting manner as it is for the first time, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation would organize all contests and competitions related to Rose Festival in the Rose Garden. The competitions and contests are restricted to Rose Garden like arranging flower competition, Rose Prince and princess competition, Brass and pipe band competition, fancy floral hat competition, on the spot painting competition, Rose Quiz, Folk dance competition, photography competition, Antakshri competition and Kite flying competition on all three days. The musical nites shall be organized by Tourism Department. Three high entertainment musical evenings are being arranged for Public and visitors during this weekend. There will be a live Performance by Aditi Paul alongwith Fashion show where the contestants of Ms & Mr. Rose Chandigarh will walk the ramp at Leisure Valley. On 25th, there will be a live performance by renowned Punjabi Singh Amarinder Gill .The concluding day will have a stunning performance by Bollywood renowned Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya.
For the first time, Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation have introduced Ms. & Mr. Rose Festival 2012 and Fancy Floral Hat contest. The audition for the Ms & Mr. Rose Chandigarh was held at the institute of ITFT Sector 17 today. Around 100 students from various colleges of city participated in the Quarter final Round of Mr & Ms Rose Chandigarh. The short listed candidates will ramp the walk on the inaugural day of Rose Festival 2012 whereas the Final round of this pageant will be held in the evening at 7 pm at Leisure Valley.
In addition to this, the main attraction on the inaugural day of Rose Festival 2012 will be the fancy Floral Hat contest, which is open to all age group .The main attraction of the contest, would be that the participants can walk in with decorated flower hat. The winners will be given attractive prizes.
Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ms.Prerna Puri reviewed the arrangements to be made by officers of Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation who are the chairmen and conveners of various competitions. Ms.Prerna Puri stated that Municipal Corporation is putting all its resources collectively to showcase the Rose festival as a biggest tourism event of Chandigarh to celebrated in Rose Garden Sector 16.She also staed that the councilors are also involved alongwith the officers of Municipal Corporation so that the event is participative and organized on a grand scale in a planned manner , as residents of tricity and visitors are looking forward to be a part of festivities, merriment and activities related to 40th Rose Festival to be organized by Municipal Corporation this year for the first time .