Chandigarh, Janurary 8th : With the blooming of roses, the Chandigarh Administration is all decked up to hold the three days Rose festival, from 26th -28th February, 2010 in the City Beautiful. To chalk out the plans, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Home Secretary Sh.Ram Niwas alongwith the Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Chief Engineer UT, Chandigarh, Chief Architect UT, Chandigarh, MD CITCO, SSP UT, Director Tourism and other senior officers of the Chandigarh Administration. The inauguration of the festival will be held on February 26th at 11 am.
The biggest Rose Show in the country will be held at the famous Rose Garden at Chandigarh. During the meeting, it was decided to beautify the Rose Garden in the forthcoming festival. Around 300 hundred Varieties of magnificent roses have been planted this year and by the next year another 1000 varieties of roses will be added. During the meeting, it has been decided that three days Musical Nites will be held in addition to flower competition, Rose Prince and princess competition, Brass and pipe bad competition, on the spot painting competition, Rose Quiz competition, Folk dance competition, photography competition, Antakshri competition and Kite flying competition to make this mega event a big attraction for the age groups.
The Day performances will be held by the artists of NZCC and other cultural and educational organizations to entertain the people with various States cultural programmes. It has been further decided in the meeting that a special Fountain will be installed in the Rose Garden along with the fitting of more lights to brighten the park well before the holding of Rose Festival.
The main attraction of the festival will be the Food court set up by CITCO Da Vehra, Hotel Chandigarh Beckons, Dr. Aimbedkar institute of Hotel management and other eateries. The Home Secretary said that the Entrance gate of the Rose garden will be aesthetically made in a flower shape fully festooned with flowers. The other feature for the visitors will be flower topiaries, Amusement Park. To enhance the beauty of the festival, a Decoration Committee has been set up to emphasis on the decoration part of the whole festival to be more gorgeous.
According to the Home Secretary “The Rose Festival it intended to encourage people to stroll through the Rose Garden and enjoy the sight of the blooms. The most awaited festival will have lot of enjoyment and entertainment for all age group”.