Pinjore Heritage Festival from Dec 7

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Chandigarh, Dec 3 (UNI) The second Pinjore Heritage Festival would be held at the enchanting Mughal gardens at Pinjore near here from December 7 to 9.

Announcing this here today, Haryana Tourism Minister Kiran Choudhry said the festival was being organised by collaborative effort of Haryana Tourism and Union Tourism Ministry to highlight the ancient and rich heritage of Pinjore Gardens as a part of 'Incredible India.' The projection of ancient heritage of 17th century garden palace has become all the more important in view of the visit of UNESCO team to declare Kalka-Shimla rail track as World Heritage Site, she said.

The festival would provide fun, frolic and shopping extravangaza.

The visitors would get a treat of illuminated gardens which would enhance pristine beauty of these gardens by highlighting its architectural, aesthetic and landscape splendour, the Minister said.

A street bazar, reminiscent of the Mughal times, would be created with shops and clusters of food stalls, tented pavilions, amphi theatre for cultural performances.

The street bazar would show case the handicrafts and handlooms of India with craftspersons coming from different parts of the country.

A variety of cuisine would be the hallmark of the food available in the heritage festival.

The festival promises cultural extravaganza projecting the true cultural heritage incredible of India. Cultural evenings would be hosted on all three days of the festival in which the most gifted artists of the nation would regale the audience by showcasing their talents in their inimitable style.

Various competitions had been planned to make the festival more interesting. These included rangoli competition, face painting competition, sketch making competition and photography competition, Mehndi competition, walk for senior citizens and tatoo competition.

Special quiz contests were being organised for making it a participatory event. Treasure hunt would be the most favourite event of the festival.

UNI

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