Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Hindustan Times : Manoj Tripathi
The Buzz, P.no-134, 24-11-2007

The three-day Fazilka heritage festival started on Thursday evening to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the town. Organised by Graduates Welfare Association, Fazilka (GWAF) in association with Punjabi Sabhyacharak Manch, the opening session was inaugurated by Brig Rajiv Bhutani at Ram Press premises.
The first evening of the festival was dedicated to the renowned poet and writer of the area-Kanwan Mahinder Singh Bedi Sahar. A colourful programme studded with songs, dance and 'mushaira' marked the opening. Historical clock tower of Fazilka is also lit up delightfully.
Stalls, displaying specialties and culture of Fazilka, are set up. These include stalls of juttis, quality agricultural products produced in the Fazilka belt. Besides, meaningful exhibitions on issues such as female foeticide, environmental pollution are also on display. A stall of traditional Rajasthani food and famous pakkhis, handmade sarpo (chapatti boxes) attracted a large number of visitors.
GWAF patron Bhupinder Singh and president Umesh Chander Kukkar and secretary Navdeep Asija said that the heritage festival is being celebrated to keep the culture and heritage of the historical border town alive. They said that this festival would enable the younger generation to know the glorious history of the town

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