The history of Chandigarh came alive on screen after many years with the relaunch of the light and sound show on Thursday at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10.
UT Adviser Vijay Kumar Dev launched the light and sound show in commemoration of 50th death anniversary of Le Corbusier.
Starting from the time when Jawahar Lal Nehru had decided to build a new capital of Punjab and till the present time depicting the city beautiful, the show gave visitors an opportunity to go down memory lane of the history of the city.
The inaugural show was jointly organised by the Government Museum and Art Gallery in collaboration with the department of tourism.
Earlier also, the light and sound show had been one of the major tourist attractions of the city, but during the past many years, it had become a part of the forgotten history.
Over 150 people from across the city had attended the show. A viewer said, “With this light and sound show, the aura of the museum, which we had been missing for the past many years, has returned with more colours and improved technology. Now the residents will be eager to watch this show at least once a week and this will once again become a major tourist attraction.”
The open campus of the gallery, where the light and sound show was being shown, was abuzz with applauds from the audience as each of the pillars would lighten up along with the commentary and the Punjabi background music.
The light and sound show will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7.30pm.
Though the present show was shown in English, its Hindi and Punjabi version will also be introduced for the public soon.
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