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Amritsar gets makeover as Rangla Punjab set to kick off on Friday

Event part of state’s bid to pitch City as tourist destination

Amritsar gets makeover as Rangla Punjab set to kick off on Friday

A special painting on the wall of a government building in Amritsar on Wednesday. Photo: Vishal Kumar



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 21

Several spots in city are getting a makeover once again as part of preparations for the highly advertised Rangla Punjab festival, being hosted by Punjab government to promote state as a global tourist destination. The MC has initiated work on drawing and paintings depicting Punjabi heritage on the walls along several prominent places in the city, just the way it got a facelift ahead of the G20 summit last year.

MC Commissioner Harpreet Singh said that civic body officials were continuously making efforts to make the fair a success as directed by the Punjab government. He said that murals and wall paintings are part of Punjabi heritage, which is now being highlighted through Rangla Punjab. “During the earlier days, whenever there was a wedding or any other happy event in the house, the walls of the houses were decorated with beautiful paintings and the tradition is being followed by the present generation,” he said.

Additional MC Commissioner Surinder Singh, under whose leadership the mural carving team is working, said that in this form of art, they have Punjabi heritage along with Punjabi instruments, Punjabi dialects, flowers and Punjabi culture. Surinder Singh said that mainly the walls of government buildings adjacent to the road have been selected for the makeover.

Rangla Punjab, which begins on February 23, will feature concerts by Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, Punjabi artists Kulwinder Billa, Bir Singh, Kanwar Grewal and others at various tourist places like Heritage Street, Gobindgarh Fort, etc.

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