Chandigarh: The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Shri Banwari LalPurohit hosted a gala 'At Home' ceremony at the Punjab Raj Bhawan after the splendid Independence Day festivities. The distinguished invitees from different walks of life converged at the Punjab Raj Bhavan which was tastefully decorated on the 77th Independence Day. The presence of National Awardees, distinguished sports persons and Divyangjan was significantly visible.
The Governor greeted the guests present and exchanged pleasantries with them.
The program began with the arrival of Governor at Sri Guru Nanak Dev auditorium at 5.00 PM. He was given a ceremonial welcome by the Police band followed by the stirring renditions of patriotic songs and dances by the artists of North Zone Cultural Centre, invoking a sense of pride and reverence for the Nation.
Attendees exchanged felicitations and engaged in conversations that exemplified the diversity and shared values that bind the people of India.
The ceremony provided an opportunity for attendees to come together in a spirit of camaraderie and patriotism, reflecting on the nation's journey to freedom and its progress since.
The event concluded on a high note, leaving behind an atmosphere of positivity and a renewed commitment to building a brighter future for the country.
The event was graced by the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including government officials, members of the armed forces, veterans, cultural figures, doctors, journalists and eminent personalities from various fields including Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya Governor Haryana, Mr. Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr. GianChand Gupta, Speaker, Haryana VidhanSabha, Mr. Aman Arora, Punjab Cabinet Minister, Mr. Anup Gupta, Mayor ofChandigarh, Mr. Anurag Verma Chief Secretary Punjab, Mr K Siva Parsad, Additional Chief Secretary to Governor, Mr. Dharampal, Adviser to Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Mr. Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General, Mr. Gaurav Yadav, DGP, Punjab, Mr. Praveer Ranjan, DGP, Chandigarh.