HISTORIC QILA MUBARAK SET TO HOST PUNJAB’S 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTS FORUM
EVENT WILL HELP UNLOCK STATE’S TOURISM POTENTIAL, SAYS NAVJOT SIDHU
The Voice of Chandigarh News | Photo T S Bedi
A landmark event, titled Punjab Panorama, awaits art and history lovers alike, with the historic Qila Mubarak all set to host the first international contemporary arts forum on March 3-4, 2018.
This is the first time that the historic fort will be presented to history and culture aficionados in this engaging manner, thus unlocking the huge untapped tourism potential of Punjab – the land of the Sikh Gurus – and present Brand Punjab to the world, State Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said at a press conference.
The inaugural event will be marked by opening remarks from Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, along with the Greek Ambassador and the Consul General Canada. A souvenir book will be launched during the event, which will also witness a special programme on March 5 for the visiting dignitaries in Chandigarh, where they will be taken through a special tour of Pierre Jeanneret’s contribution to Chandigarh, along with high tea at the Raj Bhavan with the Punjab Governor Aimed at showcasing Punjab’s hybrid history through a blend of international, regional and local art, the innovative event is a holistic package, carrying the stamp of various globally renowned cultural organisations.
The event, which will bring together internationally reputed cultural representatives, including, artists, museum directors, musicians, historians and curators, is being organised in collaboration with several embassies, and is supported by Punjab government. Among the participants are Greece, Canada, Swiss Arts Council, Goethe Instut and Asia Society.