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MCC to organize 50th Rose Festival from 25th to 27th February

Chandigarh, (Aditi) - The 50th Rose Festival shall open to a majestic opening on February 25th February amidst blooming roses in Rose Garden Sector 16. For the 50th Golden Jubilee edition of the three day mega event, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has teamed up for making all out preparations to adorn the beautiful Rose Garden and the Leisure valley, in order to host the annual event and make it a big one festival in the city and therefore three high entertainment musical evenings are being arranged for Public and visitors during this weekend.

While sharing the details of the 50th edition of Rose Festival, Mrs. Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon, Mayor, Chandigarh after taking round in the Rose Garden in the evening to see the final preparation, said that the Rose Festival in Chandigarh will commence from 25th February and will continue consecutively for three days upto 27th February, 2022.

The Mayor said that the most awaited Rose Festival will get a colourful boost on 25th February, Friday, wherein the Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. Banwarilal Purohit will inaugurate the festival at the Zakir Rose Garden amidst immense enthusiasm. The lively ceremony will commence with the beating of drums, releasing of balloons, playing of bands, folk dance performances displayed by different states, showcasing of regional art forms.

She said that the event will be inaugurated on this Friday, amidst beautiful flower decoration at Rose Garden with thousands of visitors thronging to be a part of this festivity. Since, Rose Festival is an event dipped in entertainment and topped up with glamour quotient, thereby three special cultural evenings will be organized on all three days.

She said that due to COVID protocol, this time no competitions will be organized. Only flower arrangements and other decorations will be showcased. Regular entertaining events by prominent artists from different parts of the country on each day, the colourful festival is bound to take people to an enviable world of excitement and thrill never seen before in Chandigarh.

The programme schedule on all the three days will be as under:

Programmes Schedule for 25th February (Friday)

11.00 a.m. Inauguration of Rose Festival by the Chief Guest.

11.10 a.m. Brass & Pipe Band Show

11.15 a.m. Inauguration of Selfie point

11.20 a.m. Flower Arrangements & Flower Hat Show

3.00 p.m. Mayur Dance and Brij Ke Geet, Artists from Govardhan, Mathura

3.30 p.m. Kalbelia Dance and Algoja by renowned artists of Badmer, Rajasthan

4.00 p.m. Rajasthani Dance performance

4.30 p.m. Kachi Ghodi (Live performance from renowned artists from New Delhi)

5.30 p.m. Hasya Kavi Samelan by renowned poets from different parts of country:

1. Dr. Surender Dubey (Padam Shree), Raipur

2. Sh. Manvir Madhur, Mathura (Coordinator)

3. Sh. Deepak Saini, Delhi

4. Dr. Ruchi Chaturvedi, Aagra

5. Sh. Parth Naveen, PartapGarh

Programmes Schedule for 26th February (Saturday)

11.00 a.m. Ghumar Dance by renowned artists of Haryana

11.10 a.m. Fag and Dhamaal by renowned artists of Haryana

11.20 a.m. Puppet Show by renowned artists from New Delhi

11.25 a.m. Manak Sahib Diya Kaliyan by famous artists of Churu, Rajasthan

3.00 p.m. Punjabi Folk Songs by famous folk singer Karamraj, Bhadargarh, Punjab

4.00 p.m. Been Jogi Dance performance

4.30 p.m. Magic Show by renowned magician Pardeep Kumar

5.30 p.m. Live Performance by:

Renowned Singer Lakhwinder Wadali

Programmes Schedule for 27st February (Sunday)

10.00 a.m. Morning Raga, Classical performance by Swar Ragini Mestro Pt. Subhash Ghosh

11.30 a.m. Standup Comedian show by Sh. Vijay Kumar (Khayaali)

12.00 p.m. Punjabi Folk Songs

1.00 p.m. Brij Ke Geet and Mayur Dance by renowned artists from Mathura

3.00 p.m. Closing Ceremony & Prize Distribution

5.30 p.m. Sufi/folk Live Performance by:

Renowned Singer Dr. Mamta Joshi

In addition, various Stage and Ground performances will be showcased by famous artists all days from 25th to 27th February, 2022.

Keeping in view the comfort of people, food stalls will be arranged in plaza area.

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