Panchkula Spring Festival Brings Back Cheers After 3 Yrs


The spring season represents the springing back to life of Nature and the people after the harsh cold months. Keeping up with this spirit, a spring festival was held at the sprawling Yavnika town park, Sector 5, Panchkula. The festival had three years after the Covid pandemic which made it all the more special.

Spring Festival Panchkula

Going by the overwhelming response of the general public, Haryana Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta, the chief guest on the concluding day of the festival, announced, “In view of the growing popularity of the Spring Festival, it should be organised at least for three days, beginning next year, so that more people can participate in the festival. I am ready to provide financial assistance for the purpose from the Local Area Development Fund”.

Haryana Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta being received by organisers of the Panchkula Spring Festival
Haryana Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta being received by organisers of the Panchkula Spring Festival

People were seen enjoying to the full amidst a  range of multi-hued flower arrangements, which included floral jewellery, vegetable carving, laser show, puppet show and magic show.

Planned on a larger scale than the previous years, around 1500 schools from the Tricity other educational institutions and organizations participated in the gala event.

The two-day grandiose event was packed with a flurry of cultural and creative activities, including hasya ras sammelan, mehndi competition, fancy dress competition, solo and couple dance, mono-acting, best-out-of-the- waste, pot-painting, et al. The event witnessed scintillating folk dances performed by school children dressed in traditional costumes.

Artistes from various states for performance

Artistes from various states, including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chandigarh UT, kept the audience enthralled by their lively presentations. Prominent among them were been jogis and nagada artistes from Haryana, kachi ghodi from Rajasthan and nachaar (a typical folk dance) party from Punjab, who presented the folk colours of the respective states.

Artist From Different States for cultural performance

Music lovers had a fair share of entertainment packed with cultural and stage performances in the open air theatre in the evening where acclaimed artistes regaled the audience with their haunting renditions. The special show of this segment was the engaging rendition by Mahavir Guddu and the ITBP band performances.

Theme fairs and festivals, besides being the warp-n-woof of our lives, are harbingers of joy and happiness among the people who, more often than not remain busy for a better part of the year. “These lighter moments teach us, especially the younger generation, about our rich and diverse cultural heritage,” the Haryana Speaker  said.

Spring Festival Panchkula

Sanjeev Kaushal, Chief Secretary, government of Haryana, who inaugurated the two-day flower fiesta in the presence of the Tricity’s who’s who from the administration, polity and other spectra said that with the return of the festival after years, a sense of déjà vu was visible on the faces of festival freaks who thronged the venue in great numbers to be a part of this annual feature.

Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta with the prize winners
Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta with the prize winners

Prize winners

Fresh Flower Arrangement:  Vandana (Pkl) 1st, and Sangeeta (Pkl) 2nd position

Dry Flower Arrangement: Dr Manda Verma (Dhakoli-Pb) 1st and Vandana (Pkl) 2nd position

Mixed Flower Arrangement: Sangeeta Saini (Pkl) 1st and Vandana Bhardwaj of Chandigarh2nd position

Rangoli competition (Sr Category):  Roshni, Aknsha, Ambika, Krititka of Blue Bird H/S, Pkl, got the first slot, and 2nd slot was claimed by Ridhi, Ishita, Charvi,  Jaimeet (British Sch, Pkl).

Best Maintained Garden in a School: The Gurukul, Panchkula, received the award 19th time in a row

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