Chandigarh, 1 September(Wishav Warta): The Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration is organizing the culturally enriching event of 9th Arts and Heritage Festival from 8th to 10th September 2017 at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh from 6:30 pm onward.
The much awaited event will witness captivating performances by eminent personalities. On 8th September there would be a performance by Padma Shri Malini Awasthi- an Indian folk singer who sings in Hindi language dialects like Awadhi, Bundelkhandi and Bhojpuri. She was awarded with the civilian honour of Padma Shri by the Government of India in the year 2016. The 2nd day of the festival will witness a Hasya Kavi Sammelan, wherein eight eminent poets will recite a series of humorous poems full of wit and wisdom that will tickle your funny bone and bring a smile to your face. The last day will witness a soul stirring Sufi performance by Lakhwinder Wadali- a Punjabi musician, who hails from a family of musicians. His grandfather Thakur Dass Wadali was a renowned vocalist and his father and uncle formed a Sufi qawwali duo, the Wadali brothers.
Along with this, as an initiative to promote the mission of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi, the Department of Cultural Affairs has invited a team of Folk Dance from Dadra and Nagar Haveli who will spread their colours with the folk dances of Punjab and Haryana at Plaza Sector-17, Chandigarh. The Officials from Dadra and Nagar Haveli will also be visiting the city beautiful to witness the 9th Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival.