On day one of the national conference of Association of Physicians of India (APICON), Rangla Punjab was more in demand than the scientific sessions of doctors.
Seven resorts on both sides of the Ferozepur road have been hired by the organising committee of APICON for the four-day conference. Out of these, Ludhiana Gardens has been dedicated only to Rangla Punjab in which apart from cultural programmes, the palace has been decorated in the form of a village.
Melodious Punjabi songs were adding taste to the traditional Punjabi food being enjoyed by delegates from across the country.
Apart from this, traditional items of Punjab such as plough, cart and old utensils were also shown at different stalls.
Stalls of bangles, mehndi, clothes and accessories have also been put at Rangla Punjab for the convenience of delegates. Dr G S Wander, chairman of the organising committee of APICON, said, “As more than 7,000 delegates have come from across the country, we wanted to show them our culture and heritage as well. Moreover, everyone wants to shop as well apart from attending the scientific sessions. So we arranged stalls here only so that the delegates can shop and attend the conference as well.”
The cultural programme would be going on in Ludhiana Gardens from morning till evening so that everyone could come at their convenience, he added.