Friday, April 17, 2009

Fazilka heritage fest begins (2009)

Fazilka, April 10
The four-day Fazilka Heritage Festival being celebrated by the Graduate Welfare Association Fazilka (GWAF) commenced with a colourful cultural programme at the local Pratap Bagh on Thursday night.

SDM Fazilka Charandev Singh Maan, GWAF patron Dr Bhupinder Singh inaugurated the programme. The programme began with the display of a newly-created song titled as 'Fazilka Anthem' based on rich heritage of Fazilka. The song has been composed by a local resident Santosh Chaudhry and her husband Lachhman Dost eugolising Fazilka town and its salient features.

An impressive distinguished gathering of residents of Fazilka was enthralled by Punjabi folk song Sammi, Jaggo and Bhangra dances presented by different cultural groups. Students of Dost Model School presented an impressive choreography based on the life of a great martyr Bhagat Singh. They also presented a cultural choreography titles "Kari Kite Rabba Mail Delhi Te Lahore Da" highlighting the pangs of tense of the Indo-Pak relations. The choreography won great applause from the audience. Students of Amrit Model School presented a skit titled "Bhande Kali Kara Lo" based on educational system. "Neelam Ghar" programme based on questions from the audience with gifts to those giving correct answers was also played.

To develop Fazilka as an established educational centre on the national map a seminar for career guidance for students and their guardians was also organised. Members of the GWAF offered suggestions for career guidance.

The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) level of young students keen to adopt different career was also assessed by GWAF members.

The famous clock tower of Fazilka was colourfully decorated on the occasion.

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