Chandigarh: The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has decided to dedicate the 47th Rose Festival to the CRPF troopers martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.
The decision was taken at a meeting of MC officials held here on Monday.
"It was unanimously decided that the whole festival will be dedicated to the nation. It was decided that patriotic songs and instrumental performances will be showcased during the event," an MC spokesman said.
The event will also see traditional competitions for children in simple functions including Rose Prince and Princess, display of photography competition, kite flying competition (in tricolour only), Rose Quiz and on-the-spot painting competition, he added.
"The savings from the Rose Festival's approved budget will be dedicated to the families of CRPF martyrs," the spokesman said.
A cultural evening of patriotic songs and plays will be organized at the main stage of the Zakir Rose Garden in Sector 16, dedicated to the brave soldiers.
The MC has decided to set up an enclosure right in front of the entrance dedicated to the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack. It will enable the dignitaries and visitors coming to the Rose Garden to pay their tributes to the soldiers during the three-day event.
The Rose Festival is a popular annual event being organized in Chandigarh for the last 47 years.