Highlights

  • Punjab to hold first-ever Basant mela
  • Basant Mela to be held in Ferozepur
  • State-level kite flying festival included

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DC said that for the first time, Basant Mela is being celebrated at Ferozepur by the Punjab government and the district administration with pomp and show.

Punjab's inaugural Basant mela to be held in Ferozepur on Feb 10-11

Punjab gears up for its first-ever Basant Mela at Ferozepur, organized by the state government under Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann. The event, spearheaded by Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Anmol Gagan Mann, promises a vibrant celebration of traditional fairs. A highlight is the state-level kite flying competition, themed "Sab To Vadda Patang Baaz." With cash prizes, bans on Chinese threads, and cultural performances, this festival aims to elevate Punjab's heritage to national and international heights. Register at www.kitefestivalferozepur2024.in for a memorable experience.


As part of the series of fairs started, in the state by the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, to promote the traditional and heritage fairs of the state to the country and the world and to further increase the interest of the people towards these fairs, a state-level kite flying competitions and Basant Mela is being organized under the theme “Sab To Vadda Patang Baaz - Biggest Kite Player, in Shaheed Bhagat Singh State University at Ferozepur.


Kite knockout competitions will start from 5th February 2024, about which the contestants will be informed through a message. Men, women and children who wish to participate in kite competitions can do their free registration on the website www.kitefestivalferozepur2024.in. This was revealed by Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Dhiman during a meeting with officials regarding the preparations for the state-level Basant Mela.

DC said that for the first time, Basant Mela is being celebrated at Ferozepur by the Punjab government and the district administration with pomp and show. He said that due to the efforts of the Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs of Punjab, Miss Anmol Gagan Mann, this fair has been made national and international. He said that during this fair, there will be different kinds of kite flying competitions and prizes of lakhs of rupees will be given to the first-place winners at the local level. Apart from this, the winner of the NRI category kite competition will be given a prize of Rs.51,000. While “Sab To Vadda Patang Baz” will get a Rs.2 lakh cash prize.

He said that there would be a complete ban on the use of Chinese thread in these competitions, conveying the message of moral responsibility towards the environment and life safety. Traditional food stalls will be installed in these fairs and famous Punjabi singers will grace the fair with their songs. He appealed to the residents of the state to register as much as possible to participate in this fair.


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