Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fazilka Heritage Fest a hit

Hindustan Times : Manoj Tripathi
The three-day Fazilka Heritage Festival concluded here on Saturday evening with an overwhelming participation from the local residents.
Baba Pokhar Dass Nite was organised the last day to remember the noted Jhumar dance artiste of Fazilka. Artistes from different schools, dance club including GMP Fire Group, Zindva Group, Arniwla, Godwin Public School, Ghallu and others took part in the event.
Jawans of Infantry Brigade took out a bicycle rally against air pollution. GWAF members, Punjabi Sab hyacharak Manch, Army Wives Welfare Association and residents of Fazilka pledged to protect the environment by minimising the use of polythene bags, planting trees and creating a green belt.
A replica of the famous clock tower of Fazilka enclosed in a glass box was auctioned to raise funds for next year's Fazilka Heritage Festival. Vansh Chuchra, an artist's family, offered the highest bid of Rs 18,000 for the tower's model.
The festival's patron Dr Bhupinder Singh and secretary Navdeep Asija said the festival would be celebrated for one whole week next year onwards

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