Saturday, March 20, 2010

Heritage festival to begin in Fazilka from April 1

Praful C. Nagpal

Fazilka, March 19, 2010
The Graduates Welfare Association Fazilka (GWAF) has decided to organise Fazilka Heritage Festival-2010 from April 1-4 at the local Partap Bagh.

The festival would be organised in association with the Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board. Saving water and promoting rich heritage of this historical town is the theme of the heritage festival. During the festival, the oldest building of Fazilka, Raghuwar Bhavan and historic clock tower would be decorated.

General secretary (GWAF) Navdeep Asija said that the first day of the festival would be dedicated to those elderly people who rendered extra ordinary services to the town. The second night of the festival would be named 'Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan' in which rich tributes would be paid to the martyrs through musical programmes and skit. On April 3, the women who brought laurels to the town would be honoured while the dynamic youths of the town would be honoured on April 4.

"We hope that with this initiative, more people would come forward to protect their environment and heritage as part of their moral duty," said Dr Bhupinder Singh and Umesh Chander Kukkar, patron and president, respectively of the Association.

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