First Day of Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016


First Day of Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016

Chandigarh, 6th October, 2016: The four day long Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016 started with series of events that indulged people of City Beautiful today.
The day started with Heritage walk from Rose Garden to the Government Museum which was flagged off by Sh. Jitender Yadav, IAS, Director Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration followed by a Treasure hunt that took place from Rock Garden to Capitol Complex where approximately 100 teams participated. Sh. Anurag Agarwal, IAS, Secretary Cultural Affairs-cum-Home Secretary, U.T., Chandigarh cut the cake on the birth anniversary of Swiss- French architect, Le Corbusier at Capitol Complex and next to this was the Art Installation workshop conducted by Lalit Kala Academy at Capitol Complex where various artists displayed their innovative art.

In the evening Sh. V.P Singh Badnore inaugurated the website of Capitol Complex at the Chandigarh College of Architecture. Present among others were Sh. Anurag Agarwal, IAS, Secretary Cultural Affairs -cum-Home Secretary, Sh. Jitender Yadav, IAS, Director Cultural Affairs, Sh. Deepak Kumar, IAS, Special Secretary Home, ChandigarhAdministration, Sh. Pardeep Kumar Bhagat, Principal Chandigarh College of Architecture, Sh. Karan Grover, Architect and many more.

Sh. Karan Grover while delivering a lecture on Le Corbusier shared that there is no better place to discuss the future than in this glorious city. A city built as a model for the future of our nation. He encouraged all the students to loose themselves to this place and learn all that it has to teach them. Explore the change and search for inspiration in the intangible.

On this occasion Sh. V.P Singh Badnore, the Governor of Punjab and Administrator U.T., Chandigarh gave away theawards to the students of CCA for excellent work in the field of study. The Governor said that, “This is my first visit to this college and I feel overwhelmed to be present among the most talented people. Coming for the event, I was thinking that an Architect does so much for the City. The profession is extremely fascinating and intriguing. Chandigarh has achieved so much in every sector and has been recognized on the world map by achieving UNESCO status. We should now know how to move ahead from here.”


1st Prize Shubham Gupta & Rajat
2nd Prize Vikram, Vaibhav Passi, Raghav Kumar
3rd Prize Himanshu Dutt, Neeraj Bansal
4th Prize Jasmine, Pranika, Aakriti
5th Prize Kush, Arjun, Karan
6th Prize Praerit, Tarun, Mohit Singh


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