Chandigarh Gears Up for an Extravaganza of Culture and Craftmanship at Kalagram
Chandigarh Craft Fair 2023 Latest News: With just one day left for the eagerly anticipated Chandigarh Craft Fair 2023, the enchanting city is set to become the epicenter of cultural fusion and artistic splendor. From December 1 to December 10, 2023, Kalagram, Manimajra, will host this vibrant celebration, a collaborative effort by the North Zone Cultural Centre and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh. The theme for this year, 'Mera Mati Mera Desh,' is poised to come alive through a captivating gateway inspired by Nagaland, aligning with the foundation day of the North Eastern state on December 1.
- Anticipation Peaks as People Await the Grand Craft Fair in Chandigarh
As the clock ticks down, the excitement among the people of Chandigarh continues to soar, eagerly anticipating the grand inauguration of the craft fair that promises not just entertainment but a rich cultural experience. Hari Kallikkat, Secretary Culture, Chandigarh Administration, shares insights, expressing confidence that this edition of the fair will be a true celebration of India's diverse cultural tapestry.
- Diverse Showcase of India's Cultural Tapestry
Featuring around 1000 folk artists from various states and approximately 200 craft stalls offering exquisite handicrafts, the fair is meticulously designed to be a vibrant celebration of India's rich and diverse cultural heritage.
- Star-Studded Performances and Local Talents
Renowned performers such as Lakhwinder Wadali, Salman Ali, Maithili Thakur, Gulrez Akhtar, and Maya Upadhyay, along with Naati king Kuldeep Sharma, will grace the stage. The inaugural day will witness a special choreographer performance blending folk and classical artistry, choreographed by Santosh Nair and his team. Local talents selected by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi will enchant audiences throughout the day and into the evenings.
- Free Admission for School Children
Sorabh Arora, Director Culture, Chandigarh Administration, announced free admission for school children until 12 noon, offering an enriching experience that includes cultural programs, quizzes, workshops, and other engaging activities.
- Debut Exhibition of Stone-Carved Musical Instruments
A unique feature of this year's fair is the debut exhibition of 16 giant musical instruments carved in stone by the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala. The fairgrounds will be adorned with the theme 'Meri Mati Mera Desh,' brought to life by the skilled team led by ambiance artist Anup Giri.
- Folk Art Awards and Exhibitions
Continuing the tradition, awards dedicated to folk arts will be presented on the opening day, acknowledging and honoring significant contributions. The North Zone Cultural Centre will host an exhibition portraying rural life, while the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi will organize an exhibition and a photo competition during the fair.
- Culinary Delights at Kalagram
In addition to the cultural feast, Kalagram will offer a diverse culinary experience with stalls featuring traditional dishes, ensuring that the Chandigarh Craft Fair 2023 is a celebration for all the senses. This promises to be a cultural spectacle, seamlessly weaving together tradition and contemporary artistry for a truly memorable experience.
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