Chandigarh to host Rose Festival on Friday

Chandigarh: The city is all geared up to host one of the biggest gala events of the region, the Rose Festival, on February 22.Chandigarh administration and Chandigarh Municipal Corporation have teamed up with Tourism Department for the preparation for the event. This will be the 41st edition of the festival.
The three-day event will be inaugurated by the advisor to the administrator of Chandigarh KK Sharma at Rose Garden in sector-16.Soon after the inauguration, the festival would kick-off with various programmes displayed by different states participating at the event. The organisers said that the event will begin with drums beat, releasing of balloons, playing of bands, folk dance performances and showcasing of regional art forms, and a variety of flower arrangements that would also be on display for the crowd.
A number of cultural competitions, including flower-arrangement, on-the-spot painting, folk dance, rose quiz, antakshri, photography and kite flying competitions are lined up for the event. To keep alive the spirit of the competition, senior citizens will also be encouraged to participate in Rose King and Rose Queen competitions, the organisers told.
Events for children, photographers and craftsmen have also been planned. The festival will also showcase an array of flower arrangements and competitions in different categories of flowers.

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