WHAT GOES INTO THE MAKING OF ‘CITY CELEBRATION – APNA SHEHAR, APNA JASHAN’ OF CHANDIGARH
Chandigarh Administration and ‘ACT! Chandigarh’ society announces the City Celebration of Chandigarh Urban Festival, CUF 22, to be held from 25 Nov to 27 Nov 2022.
The theme of the week-long festival is to celebrate togetherness and love for City Beautiful Chandigarh- APNA SHEHAR APNA JASHAN, through various cultural and sports activities that reflect the true nature of Chandigarhians and represent the soul of the Chandigarh Tricity. This year, it has been decided that the City Celebration of CUF 22 will coincide with Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to add to the nationalistic fervor and also with the annual Rose Festival so as to add colour to the vibrant atmosphere all across the city.
In a spirit of collective participation and taking ownership of their city the format of the event is that the various events of CUF 22 will be organized by the residents (RWA’s), Educational institutes, Corporates, NGO’s and regional, cultural & sports clubs/ groups etc. themselves, with support from Chandigarh Admin. There will be performances, competitions, exhibitions, food, music, art, theatre, learning, and sports as well as commercial stalls with the backdrop of majestic Shivaliks on the people’s avenue Janmarg. ACT! Chandigarh Society and Chandigarh Tourism Department will jointly undertake the coordination of the event.
Keeping with the format of CUF 22 as described above, individuals, as well as groups from Tricity, are hereby invited to come forward to give their ideas and entries for organizing/ showcasing their event(s) on or before 20th Nov 2022. Entries for commercial stalls are also invited. They may also volunteer to promote and support the festival in any other way so as to make this unique citizen event a thundering success and to further strengthen the feeling of belongingness and involvement in the Tricity. After all the entries are received, a final calendar for the events selected and finalized shall be prepared and announced. Accordingly, further rehearsals and coordination with the selected event organisers will be undertaken.
The inaugural of City Celebration CUF 22 will be held at the Open Hand Monument in Sector-1 on 25 November, Friday; the venue for following week-long activities will be the Sector-17 OUR CITY OUR CELEBRATION plaza, the Lakes in sec-6 and sector -42, the Tourism centre in sector-1, the Rock Garden, Sector- 10 Art Gallery & Museum, Gandhi Bhavan etc.; the activities in the final weekend of 25-26-27 Nov will be concentrated on the Janmarg- the ceremonial street of Chandigarh; Like every year the grand finale on 27th, Sunday will include a colourful carnival from Matka chowk to the Tourism centre culminating with a breathtaking display of sky lanterns in People’s Plaza opp. the High Court. A few build-up events in the period prior to the festival will be conducted in different parts of the city.
All such organisers who volunteer to conduct any of the above events for the festival will be acknowledged with mementos and certificates. The platform to exhibit your talent and showcase your event shall be provided without any fees. However the commercial stalls will attract a fee. Entry to the festival is also free of cost for all visitors. Prizes will be given away for various competitions during the festival week and also for carnival performances, tableaus, and synchronized sky-lantern events on the finale on 27th November. Certificates will be provided
to all participants.
Entries for organizing individual/group event(s), queries and ideas for CUF 22, write to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Nov 15, 2022
For more details visit social media handles @chandigarhurbanfestival, Website-
chandigarhurbanfestival.com | Phone: 0172-2558303