Chandigarh Administration’s Iconic Week: Tapestry Conservation Workshop and Guided Forest Tours Mark Day 2
On the second day of celebrations by the UT administration of the iconic week of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Chandigarh College of Architecture organized a tapestry conservation workshop which was led by the Konserve Bhavv Forum at the Center Le-Corbusier, sector 19, Chandigarh.
The Forestry Department has organized special guided forest tours in the city’s Bird Wildlife Sanctuary, Peacock Park, Botanical Garden, Nature Interpretation Center and Butterfly Park for the public, where officials spoke about the city’s flora and fauna and their role in maintaining the ecological balance.
A week-long art workshop organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi in the pedestrian underpass connecting Rose Garden in Sector 16 to Sector 17 was also inaugurated and a sound and light show was held at New Lake in Sector 42. the poets recited their poetry and verses at the Tagore Theatre.
MC launches cleanliness campaign
The municipal corporation has launched a special seven-day cleanliness campaign. On Monday, City Commissioner Anindita Mitra kicked off the campaign with a plogging activity (a combination of jogging and litter picking) held at Rose Garden’s N-choe.
During this campaign, regional councilors together with local residents, residents and market welfare associations will be involved to carry out plogging activities in N-choe, from sector 36 to 54 (March 8) and great gardens of Chandigarh including Bougainvillea Garden (9 March), Leisure Valley (10 March), Japanese Garden (11 March), Shivalik Garden (12 March) and Annual Garden (13 March).
Mitra asked residents to ensure that the program is effective and not just “tokenism”.