By Ramesh K Dhiman : Keeping with its past traditions, the department of tourism, Haryana, will celebrate the two-day Pinjore Heritage Festival at the historic Pinjore Gardens here, from November 28. The event is likely to be a big draw, unlike the previous years. State tourism minister Ram Bilas Sharma will inaugurate the colourful fiesta, while governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, will be the chief guest on the occasion, informed Sumita Misra, principal secretary (tourism).
Elaborating on the panorama of event lined up, managing director (tourism) Vikas Yadav said the fest will have something for everyone, covering all age groups. He said renowned folk artistes from various parts of the country are likely to perform on the occasion. The mega fest will be graced by celeb pop-n-rock and folk singer Barkat Ali Khan ‘Diwana’, who will perform on the inaugural day, while Gazi Khan Barna and troupe from Rajasthan will perform on the concluding day of the fest.
Noted flute player Adil Ravi will give his power-packed recital during the festival star Bharatnatyam danseuse from Gujarat will keep the audience in thralls through her scintillating dance performance. There be a slew of competitions for children, including rangoli-making, on-the-spot drawing competition, ‘mehndi’ (Henna), besides the presentation of electrifying folk dances, offering a typical rural metaphor. The fest will feature a fashion show and flash mob for the teeny-weeny tribe.
Another highlight of the programme will be a range of folk dance performance by the artistes of North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, and other folk dance performances, including ’Bhangra’, ‘Gidha’, Sapera, Sarangi and ‘Kathputli’ et al, which will add up to audience’s entertainment quotient. The senior citizens will have their own share of entertainment and intrigue. A heritage walkathon and the ‘best-dressed’ competition will be held for them.
A multi-cuisine food court offering a wide range of lip-smacking dishes and delectable delicacies, including the Jaipuri Dal-bati churma, Mughlai kebab and biryani, besides other tantalizing fare of goodies and treats from various regions will rustle out a wide-ranging conglomeration of tantalizing treats to choose from.