Saturday, November 3, 2007

Fazilka Heritage Festival- Invitation

India's most pedestrian and cycle friendly township calling you on their most eco-friendly annual, art cultural and food festival


Fazilka Heritage Festival - Mehak Sarhad Di
22nd to 25th November, 2007

India’s smallest big town, inviting people across the country and continent to come and discover the rich heritage and culture of Fazilka.

It gives us immense pleasure to announce the dates for Fazilka’s Second annual, food, art and cultural festival “FAZILKA HERITAGE FESTIVAL -Mehak Sarhad Di-2007” from 22nd to 25th November 2007. Started in the year 2006 under the aegis of the Graduates Welfare Association Fazilka®, the Fazilka Heritage Festival is an annual feature ornamenting the fair face of the city of Fazilka. Fazilka Heritage Festival is an offering sublime not just for the music and art lovers of Fazilka but also for those of the entire state of Punjab and region put together. Conceived and planned as a cultural event showcasing the various aspects of art, music and food culture of the erstwhile Fazilka with a view to injecting a fresh lease of life into them, the Festival is literally an art and cultural extravaganza. Fazilka Heritage Festival 2007 brings out this very spirit alive in the shape of a mega cultural fest where cultures unite, wits battle, ideas and imaginations evolve creating a joint and ever lasting euphemism. The cultural facet of the event provides a podium for creative and imaginative display of teams, talent, ideas and thoughts. The season is all set and the mood is like never before. Fazilka Heritage Festival 2007 promises to be a much bigger, broader and better affair that will go down the memories as a sophisticated as well as enjoyable event - the basic essence of this festival. The main aim of this heritage festival is to promote Fazilka’s rich culture and heritage worldwide. This event will not only promote the vibrancy of Fazilka’s culture and Punjabiat in the border region of Punjab but also will help to establish Fazilka as a Brand city. This branding will directly or indirectly support the local handicraft, workers, sweet makers and will generate employment opportunity through tourism in the region for many.

Teams meet from corners of the country, and we have confluence of ideas. The vision of Fazilka Heritage Festival continues to be. The targets that we set out last year, in Mehak Sarhad Di, we managed to achieve, and our goals are set higher now.

The main highlights of this mega event shall be;
Our Legends
1. Padamshree Pushpa Hans Night –Singing night in the honour of Veteran Punjabi singer and daughter of Fazilka Padamshree Pushpa Hans
2. Folk Dance Night – In the memory of Late Baba Pokhar Singh, founder of Jhummar dance.
3. Chankata Penda Gali Gali – Live DJ performances and live shows in front of Fazilka’s historic building Clock Tower.
4. Panorama Section – this event will showcase Punjabi and Hindi movies
Car free Zones
5. Pedestrian and bicycle friendly food street – This will not improve the health of participants through walking but here you can also taste the delicious food of Malwa region of Punjab around clock tower.
6. Artist’s corner –, where on the both sides of the roads, local artist will display their products related to handicrafts and traditional fine arts.
7. Safety Zone – lecture and live shows in association with ArriveSafe , Chandigarh based NGO to promote road safety amongst users especially school children
The Community
8. Fauj – live band and special performances by Indian Armed forces, the savoir of Fazilka town.
9. Rang Manch – Nukkar Theatre event dedicated to street and stag plays by various participants groups across the country.
10. Paridhan- A fashion event based upon the theme Fazilka revisited.
11. Fazilka Carnival Prade – Parade by the participants, Indian Defense Forces and school children, displaying various forms of Fazilka’s lifestyle.
12. The Great Fazilite Dream – If you’ve ever thought some of a vision/change/mechanism to make our city a progressive and better place, we appreciate you. The rest if follow suit. “The Great Fazilite Dream” brings you a confluence of such ideas where dreams are discussed. Dreams that would shape the portrait of tomorrow.
and many others fine and performing art events.

This year “FAZILKA RATTAN” awards during the festival shall be given to these five dignitaries who brought laurels to the name of city Fazilka - Padamshree Fazilite Smt. Pushpa Hans, World famous neurologist Fazilite (Dr.) Jagjit Chopra, , Fazilite Kunwar Mohinder Singh Bedi “Sahar”, a famous urdu poet , Fazilite (Dr.) Harpreet Singh, HOD, Department of Electronics, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA and Fazilite Sardar Gurbachan Singh Brar, former captain of Indian Hockey Team.

Last year, pedestrianisation in Fazilka through festival was appreciated by Transport Department, University of Vienna, Austria. In continuation to that, this year festival theme has been chosen as “Global Warming”. During festival time, special emphasis shall be given to keep the city as pedestrian and cycle friendly. This will the recorded as worlds most eco friendly festival, use of plastic in terms of carry bag shall be banned during and after the festival. At present Fazilka generates 17.5 tons of solid waste everyday. Local volunteers shall be trained to promote for the best waste management practices.

To facilitate the participants, an official website for the event has been launched. Registration for participation in the competition and cultural events has started. Sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers can directly register through this website. This website is a brainchild of Mr. Gautam Chaudhary, a 17 years old 11th standard student from Fazilka.

Registration- About our Website

One can Registration for Participation in the events, Exhibition, Sponsorship and for becoming a volunteer by visiting or can directly go to registration section

Registration through mobile- To facilitate people we have also launched a mobile site . One can also register by visiting this site through their Mobile browsers. ( Additional Data cost may be applicable, depend upon the service provider while opening this site)

You can write your comments or suggestions in our Guestbook. It is available at

We have added a ‘Link to Us’ section from where you can get HTML Codes for Fazilka Heritage Festival Banners and you can use the same in all those websites where which allow use of HTML. For example, you can use these in the Scrapbooks of your friends in orkut and thus help in the promotion. These HTML Codes will work in most of the sites.

You can also subscribe to our RSS Feeds to get latest news and information about Fazilka Heritage Festival. A weekly newsletter shall be launched to apprise you development of the festival. You can subscribe by clicking on the RRS Sign in the left top and bottom corners of our website. Or by directly adding the address ““ to a RSS Feed reader.

So guys tighten up your belt to fly with us on a journey called Fazilka Heritage Festival.

Fazilka Rocks

Team Fazilka Heritage Festival

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