Fervour and excitement marked the concluding day of the 9th Pinjore Heritage Festival as the young and old, both, reached the Pinjore Gardens in droves on a bright Sunday on December 7. The Festival promised to be a good outing with the grand setting of the Gardens as lively ambience blended with cultural programmes, innovative competitions and engaging activities.
Sumita Misra, Managing Director, Haryana Tourism, stated that the turnout of the Festival was quite good and the footfall had surpassed last year’s mark, which proves that this calendar event of Haryana Tourism has grown on popularity in the region.
Students from various schools presented engrossing one-act play with an underlying social message while the drawing competition had school children depict different scenes of the Festivals of India in an impressive way. The competitions for school students like greeting card making, Tohran making, vase decoration and clay modeling, introduced for the first time in the Festival, saw an enthusiastic participation from students.
Showstoppers of the day were the senior citizens — special invitees of the two-day Pinjore Heritage Festival — who took part in the best-dressed person competition.
The senior citizens exhibited lot of energy as they shook their legs on stage to foot tapping music, sang songs and played instruments like tumba. “This is a fantastic event, and we really enjoyed the performances and other attractions. We look forward to come back to this event next year,” says Surinder Kaur, a senior citizen.
The visitors enjoyed mouth-watering dishes and street food at the Food Court.