CHANDIGARH, NOVEMBER 14: Inaugurating the 6th Chandigarh National Crafts Mela today at Kalagram, the Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh and Chairman NZCC, Shivraj V. Patil said that this mega event showcasing crafts of the country and spectacular cultural presentations would certainly provide a grand opportunity for the public in general and youth and students in particular to know about the rich cultural heritage of our country.
Marked by diverse and creating artistic activities, depicting craftsman ship from different states of the country, Patil said that this initiative of Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with North Zone Cultural Centre would also help in reviving and preserving our folk skills, folk dances and rich cultural values for the generations to come.
Interacting with the artists of different states, the Administrator said the mega event had been conceived to promote a better understanding and to reach out to each other to unite diverse and rich cultural ethos of the country.
Showing keen interest in various stalls, the Governor said that we have to set new standards for the years to come and shape a better future for our youth and children. We have to inculcate rich cultural values in the day to day life of our youth. It is need of the hour that we make sincere and committed efforts for preserving our heritage in all its rich diversity, by adapting a multi-prolonged approach. He said we, in India, are the inheritors of a great historical experience in organizing a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-caste, multi-regional society.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included, KK Sharma, Advisor to Administrator, Bhavana Garg, Secretary, Cultural Affairs, M.M. Sabharwal, Director Public Relations, Mrs. Amandeep Kaur, Director Cultural Affairs, UT Rajender Singh Gill, Director, NZCC and former Mayor Harjinder Kaur.