10 January 2018
As an effort to celebrate the rich Indian culture and to give a memorable start to the new year, a tricity based company – Sharma Event & Brand Promotions is organising for the first time in Chandigarh , a Maghi Mela witha ‘Rajasthani’ theme. The mega fair that has started at Kalagram, Manimajra will be held from January 10 to January 26, 2018. Details of the Maghi Mela were announced at a press meet held as part of the inaugural event of the Mela.
It is noteworthy that Maghi is an annual festival & is celebrated at Punjab’s Muktsar in the memory of forty Sikh martyrs (Chalis Mukte), who died while fighting the Mughal Empire army led by Wazir Khan. Makar Sankranti celebrated in other parts of India by Hindus, is known as Maghi in Punjab & it coincides with Lohri festival in North India, which is particularly popular in the Punjab region.
“A Maghi Mela or a proper fair related to Lohri celebrations was not held earlier in Chandigarh so we have organised it as a pioneering effort. For all the fun loving families looking forward to spend some quality time together, it is an amazing opportunity to taste delicious cuisines of different varieties, have fun while playing games and shop together.” Said Rahul Sharma, the main organiser of the event.
“Children can have a great time on the camel rides and other fun activities. Special arrangements have been made at the Fair which include a provision for Lohri celebration also.” Said Yatin Raj Sharma, Coordinator of the Fair.
“In order to make the event catch attention of youth and lovers of music, popular singers who are youth icons — Salina Shelly and Himanshi Tanwar of Voice of India & Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame will be performing during the star nights on January 13,2017.” Said Saajan Sharma, another Organiser of Maghi Mela.
The choice of Rajasthani theme sets this event apart from others. Performances by various artists is going to be the major attraction. Moreover, local people can show their talent in various competitions which include painting, singing and dancing. All the people who have their birthdays and marriage anniversaries during the event can grab a chance of free entry also . Apart from this, there is a book fair for the book lovers. For People who want to know their future there is an astrologer in attendance & a health specialist is also available for those eager to get a basic check up done.
It is important to organize such events to maintain harmony and affection among families and community. Organisation of such events in the city is not only a perfect package for families to capture some moments together but they also celebrate the unison and blend of rich Indian culture. The fair will culminate on Republic Day as a tribute to the vibrant Indian democracy.