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Three-day cultural festival ‘Sacred Amritsar’ begins on February 23

Three-day cultural festival ‘Sacred Amritsar’ begins on February 23

Minhal Hasan (C), festival head & director, Sacred Amritsar, addresses mediapersons in Amritsar.



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 20

The three-day cultural festival, Sacred Amritsar, will be organised from February 23-25. Teamwork Arts, supported by Rangla Punjab, announced its second edition of the event to celebrate mystic-poets and their enduring verses through multiple events.

Festival Head and Director, Minhal Hasan, shared, “The idea behind Sacred Amritsar is to celebrate mystic poets from across India and their timeless verses. We aim to emphasise poetry as a deeply evocative form of art, serving as universal language that resonates with all of us. The festival is a heartfelt tribute to the multifaceted and diverse nature of the historically rich city of Amritsar. The core idea is to celebrate Amritsar in all its dimensions, embracing history, cultural diversity, and the spirit of its people.”

He further added that through carefully curated programming, an attempt to pay homage to the city’s essence, from classical to contemporary, has been made. This year, the featured artist-singer-poets include Swanand Kirkire and Kausar Munir, Dastaan-Goi artists Himanshu Bajpai and Pragya Sharma, Punjabi folk singer Bir Singh, musician Jasleen Aulakh, bands Faridkot and Murshidabadi Project, and more. The festival goes beyond performances, offering activities such as heritage walks, a visit to the Golden Temple, literary discourse, and more.”

Notable authors who will be part of some of sessions at the festival include Kishwar Desai, Navdeep Suri, Seema Kohli, and Sanjoy K Roy. The festival will be hosted at multiple venues as per schedule including The Earth, Partition Museum and Gobindgarh Fort. The festival’s conclusion at Gobindgarh Fort promises an enchanting musical affair, featuring William Dalrymple’s Kohinoor recital, local school performances, soulful rendition of Murshidabadi Project, and a performance by Faridkot.

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