North Zone Cultural Center Patiala brings India’s all states on one platform at Saras Mela

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JOGI HAWA SINGH’S PERFORMANCE ENTHRALLS AUDIENCE, UP’S YOUTH PERFORM DAREDEVILS IN “MAUT KA KUAN”

STRICT ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST SHOPKEEPERS OVER CHARGING PEOPLE AT MELA

NewZNew (Bathinda) : The North Zone Cultural Center Patiala team, under program office Mr Ravinder Sharma, has brought all the states of India on single platform at the ongoing SARAS Mela 2015. The fourth day of SARAS mela today saw a huge footfall of art lovers who enjoyed performances. Besides the professional artists students from eight colleges and seven schools are also presenting their talent at this mela.

On the other hand, the additional deputy commissioner (development) –cum- nodal mela officer Mr Varinder Sharma said that strict action would be taken against the shopkeepers at mela who over charge for different things so that the vulnerable buyers are not cheated. On the directives of administration, the shopkeepers have displayed their list of rates of different items.

Mr Sharma stated that at this SARAS Mela being held at Rose Garden Plaza till March 18, the number of visitors is increasing. The administration has made adequate arrangements for drinking water and toilets for mela participants and the visitors. He added that under program officer Mr Ravinder Sharma from North Zone Cultural Center Patiala, a team of artists from varied states has descended to perform at fair. Students under age of 10 years and those accompanied by their teachers are being given free entry to the mela.

Besides this 75 years old Jogi Hawa Singh’s performance with his been, which is generally used by snake charmers, charmed the people of Bathinda. Haryana’s 15 members team presented Ik Radha, Ik Meera and Dama Dam Mast Kalandar on the been of Jogi Hawa Singh mesmerizing the audience. Hawa Singh has been playing the instrument for the past 50 years and has performed at places like Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Italy. Apart from this, youth from Uttar Pradesh presented daredevil acts in maut ka kuan. They drove two cars and a motorcycle in a well shaped enclosure. Sanjay Srivastava, who performed on motorcycle, said that he has been performing this stunt for the past 15 years.

The chairman zila parishad Mr Gurpreet Singh Maluka and deputy director rural development and panchayat department Mrs Parampal Kaur Maluka especially reached the venue to watch this mela.