Keeping the sprits alive on the third day as well ,the Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016 mesmerised the people in the city. Organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs Chandigarh, the four-day long festival showcased the excellent work of talented artistes, folk dances, comedy shows and much more. The power-packed day started as artistes performed folk dances of different states making the audience dance to the tunes of Rajasthan, Haryana and Mathura.
Professional folk dance groups from Sangeet Natak Academy, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Mayur group from Mathura, Dance group from Haryana showcased their performance along with girls from the Government College of Girls, Sector 42. Evenings of the ongoing fest are known for musical performances and rock shows.
But there was more in store than simply music and dance. The audience were seen having a good laugh as they witnessed the Hasya Kavi Samelan held at Punjab Kala Bhawan where Anurag Agarwal, Home Secretary-cum- Secretary Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh, presided as the chief guest.
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Mahendra Sharma, Harish Singh Dilbar, Sufi Jagjit, Master Mahendar, Satyadev, T M Raj, Satish Popular were some talented poets who also performed. The laughter and the fun continued throughout the evening, with the comedy ‘Taank Jhank’ directed by Nitin Jagdish. Famous Bollywood artistes Ranjit, Lilliput along with other actors also were seen sharing the platform.