Bollywood and Fashion are those magical moments which turn out to be one of the most memorable moments something unique and wonderful. And when it is Blender’s Pride Magical Moment along with Bollywood, nothing better can one think of.
So very true, the Blenders Pride will add a real magic to the Chandigarh Rose festival, 2010 with the multicolor Roses blooming at the Rose Garden. The city beautiful is all set for ushering hues all over the city, during the three day Rose Festival. With the advent of spring, a three day long extravaganza of colour, music and festivity will be celebrated at Rose Garden. People in and across the India enthusiastically wait to witness the festival, which will start from February 26, 2010. A plethora of activities have been planned out, Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Sh. Shivraj V Patil will inaugurate the festival.
In addition to this Rs 1 crore musical fountain being designed and developed by the Tourism Department of Chandigarh Administration will become operational on the same day which would add hues to the festival. The musical fountain will be the star attraction for the visitors. As part of grant provided by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, more than 275 magnificent varieties of roses have been introduced besides the existing 593. In addition to this spectacular flower show will display varieties of flowers and exotic plants. To entertain the visitors, there will be dance and singing live performances by the participants of Voice of Chandigarh 2009 on all three days.
On February 26, there will be a folk dance competition at 12 noon followed by Mehkati Sham Bollywood Bonanza of songs at 7 pm at Rose Garden and Leisure Valley, respectively. Whereas on February 27, the festivity will begin 10.30 am with the competition Rose Prince and Rose Princes followed by Rose Quiz Antakshri at 11 am and Photography competition at 11.30 am. The main attraction of the day would be Kite Flying competition commencing at 12 noon. All these competitions will be held at Rose garden. The glamorous evening will have a Fashion show at 7 pm at the Leisure Valley where renowned designers Libas and Ananmika will showcase their spring summer collection. Shahrwar Ali and Mreenal to walk as show stopper for Libas followed by Dance performance of Koena Mitra and Troupe while, Artists from Ukraine will perform rope dance.
For the first time the Chandigarh Administration will put forth an Acrobats Dance for the audience in which artists from Belarus in Ukraine will perform. These artists have performed in the Olympics team of Belarus and have performed in Europe, Russia & USA. There will be 3 sequences for this show with usage of colourful props in it. Gul Panag, the actor from Chandigarh will also be present on this evening for the prize distribution ceremony.
On the last day i.e. February 28, there will be On the Spot Painting competition at 10.30 am and Rose quiz at 11.00 am at Rose Garden followed by Prize Distribution ceremony at 3.30 pm. The much awaited musical night by Kunal Ganjawala a renowned Bollywood Singer with begin at 7.00 pm at Leisure Valley. Ganjawala shall enthrall the audience on his hits like “Humdum suniyo re” – Saathiya , “Bheegey Hont Tere” – Murder, “Kyaa Kool Hai Hum” – Title Song ,”Chodo na Mujhe” – Pyar Ke Side-Effects , “Dil Keh Raha Hai” – Kyon Ki and many more.
The main highlight of the festival are inauguration of newly constructed Rs 1 crore musical and sound Fountains, the Food Court, Shopping Arcade, The Amusement Park, Nek Chand’s Mini Rock Garden, Le Corbusier Centre, Flower Competition, Stalls, Band Competition and Folk performances by NZCC artists etc. Around 40 stalls have been set up with the participation by various exhibitors. Over the years the festival has gained tremendous popularity country-wide.