Chandigarh February 9, 2024-The 13thPanjab University Rose Festival was inaugurated today by Prof. Renu Vig, Hon’bleVice Chancellor, Panjab University at Prof. R.C. Paul Rose Garden.The Vice Chancellor planted a Bush Rose plant at the occasio

Prof. Parveen Goyal and other Senators; Dr. Suman Sumi, Vice President PUTA and other PUTA members; Sh. Honey Thakur, President PUSA (NT) and other PUSA (NT) members; Prof.Namita Gupta, Director, Public Relations; Er. Anil Thakur, Executive Engineer-II and other engineers of Construction Office graced the occasion along with Wardens of Hostels, Chairpersons of various departments and representatives of various Unions of Panjab University. The faculty, non-teaching employees, students and general public were present in large number. Students from University, colleges and schools of Tricity are seen participating in large numbers. Students of schools of Punjab are coming here on educational trips.

The Chief Guest, along with other dignitaries, visited the Prof. R.C. Paul Rose Garden and various exhibitions put up by Natural Biodiversity, Enactus, Deptt. Of Zoology, Ankur School, Govt. Home Science College, Deptt. of Environment Science etc..Prof. Vig, being a scientist herself, showed keen interest in exhibitions on various themes like environment, waste management etc.. She admired the ambience of the garden and said that the Horticulture Division has put up a wonderful show. She had hands-on experience at painting. She extended her best wishes to the organisers. The other dignitaries also appreciated the efforts of Horticulture Division for maintaining the garden and organizing such a mega event.

Er. Amandeep Singla, Assistant Engineer (Hort.) and Organiser of the festival thanked the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, other P.U. Authorities and all stake holders of the festival and said that without their constant support and guidance, we cannot organise such a mega event. He apprised the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor that the Panjab University Rose Festival is one of its kind event in Panjab University where all teaching, non-teaching employees and their wards and students, participate with full enthusiasm. The Horticulture Division is always committed towards excellence in whatever it organizes and will strive to achieve better in future.

Flower Competition was also held today. About 400participants put up their displays in the competition in 92different categories.

Many stalls, displaying various items ranging from automobiles, eatables, books, handicrafts, health care products etc. are put up at the festival which are drawing large numbers of visitors.

The visitors were seen enjoying the performances of Folk Artists, Nachhar, Kachhi Godi, Stick Walkers etc., arranged by Director Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration and North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala. The artists have come from States of Haryana, Rajasthan etc..

In the evening, Himachali Nati, followed by performance by Sh. Jagjit Wadali and Mr.& Miss Rose Competition were held at Old Convocation Ground.

On the second day of the festival, competitions of Rangoli and Painting will be organized. During the evening on second day, Parwaz Rock Band Performance & performance by BhavSidhuwill be held at Old Convocation Ground. On third day, competitions of Rose Prince & Rose Princess and Fancy Dress will be organized. During the evening on third day, Performance by Punjabi Singer Raza Heer will be held at Old Convocation Ground.