ROSE FESTIVAL CHANDIGARH 2022 [25-27 February]

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Flowers are the most essential element of our life. Whether sorrow or happiness, flowers are always present and when we talk about flowers, how can we forget roses? Right?
Roses are relatable for every occasion or purpose. White roses are a symbol of peace. Yellow roses signify friendship. Red roses are icons of love and romance. Purple roses signify charms and love at first sight, Orange roses exemplify passion, and Black roses are for enemies. I know no one gives black roses to their enemies, but still, some people believe black is for enemies.
These are just 3-4 varieties of roses that everyone knows, but there are over 150 species of roses and thousands of hybrids in reality. Roses can be found in nearly every colour and a variety of shapes. Isn’t it amazing?

We usually don’t get the chance to see them all but, you can actually see them. Yes! You heard it right. Chandigarh hosts an annual culture event called the Rose Festival during February and March regarding paying tribute to the glory of the roses and nature altogether at Zakir Hussain Rose Garden.

It is Asia’s most extensive rose garden, named after India’s former president, Zakir Hussain and created in 1967 under the guidance of Dr M.S. Randhawa, Chandigarh’s first chief commissioner,
spread over 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land, with 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different varieties.

This festival lasts for three days and is visited by approximately 30,000 people from across the country.

Start preparing for Chandigarh Rose Festival, apply to participate in competitions

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Rose Festival Chandigarh 2022: After the reduction of the corona case, the preparations for the Rose Festival in Chandigarh have also been intensified. Various competitions will be held this time in the 50th Rose Festival organized by Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. However, the corona prevention rules will be strictly followed. Applicants can apply for the competition from 15 to 24 February.

Applicants can fill and submit the application form from 15 February at Rose Garden Sector-16 from 10 am to 4 pm. One can fill applications online as well as offline.

For this, applicants can also apply online by clicking on http://mcchandigarh.gov.in?q=rose-festival-2022-instructions-and-application-forms.

It is noteworthy that this time the Rose Festival will be held from 25 February to 27 February.

You can apply for these competitions

Apply for Better Maintenance of Neighborhood Parks by RWAs (Class G) by 21 February. The next day, the Municipal Corporation will release the list of participants in the Rose Festival.

Badiya, Round About, Campus School, College (Class F G & H) Apply by 22 February, and Municipal Corporation will inform the applicants by 23 February.

Plants grown in pots (Class D and E) will have to apply by 23 February. The Municipal Corporation will give the information of those selected on 24 February.

Flower Management, Cut Flowers, and Rangoli (Class A, B, C, and I) apply by 24 February, and the list of selected participants will be released on 25 February.

Competitions will be like before

After the pace of the corona epidemic stopped, this time, it has been decided to organize various competitions in the Rose Festival. All the competitions will be inspired to beautify the city, and authorities will organize competitions based on cleanliness to decoration. According to sources, the cultural programs that will be held this time will include students from city schools and local artists. Artists from other states will not be invited this time.

Rose Festival Dates 2022

Festival Starts on – 25 February 2022

Festival Ends on – 27 February 2022

Where is the Rose Festival Celebrated?

This annual festival takes place at Sector 16 of Chandigarh at Zakir Hussain Rose Garden.

Entry Ticket for Rose Festival

The entry is free.

Activities in Rose Festival Chandigarh:

Other cultural programmes and fun competitions like Street Photography, Rose Prince & Princess competition, Rose King & Queen competition, Mr. & Mrs Rose competition, Rangoli competition, Craft competition, Antakshari, Folk Dance competition, Trivia about roses, on the spot Painting competition, Floral Hat contest, Newlywed Couple competition and much more. Famous artists and singers also perform here on their record-breaking tracks, which make people go crazy. This event is full of roses, Dance, music, fun, etc. Every facility is available during this festival, from food to security.
The major attraction of this festival, at a mere cost of INR 1700 only per person for 10 minutes.

The best part of an event is the Selfie Point. So, here it is at the “Rose Festival 2022”!!!

Helicopter ride in Rose Festival Chandigarh:

One cannot deny the fact that this place is the queen of the gardens. During the event, you can even enjoy a ride on the chopper. Many people do love to see the aerial view of this city beautiful, so there is always hustle-bustle, to get your seat fixed,
Apart from helicopter rides and cultural programmes, you can also enjoy the traditional lips smacking delicious food that will make your gustatory organ go crazy.

Competitions to keep you entertained

Apart from the rose display and the events, various competitions are planned to keep visitors entertained. You can get amazing prizes if you win.

List of some competitions held at the Rose Festival-

  • Rose Quiz
  • Mr. Rose and Miss Rose competition
  • Newly-wed couple competition
  • Short skits/plays
  • Flower cutting and arrangement contests
  • Dog Show
  • Floral hat competition
  • Kite flying competition
  • Traditional dance competitions
  • Craft exhibition and competition
  • Bollywood music show
  • Photography and on the spot painting competition
  • Brass and pipe band competition

So, pack up for the gala event at Chandigarh. And make sure to visit the Rose Festival to witness the biggest festival of all time with Musical nights, Cultural Events, and much more.

Highlights of Rose Festival 2022

The 50th edition of the Rose Festival kicked off with full glory on 25 February 2022, Friday in Chandigarh.
Hundreds of varieties of roses, in different hues decorating the landscape, innovative new designs, breathtaking floral displays, and exotic exhibits are the high points of the festival with events like floral hat display, rangoli competitions, photography exhibition, brass and pipe band competitions, and cultural evening also adding their unique charm to the event.
The three-day festival was formally inaugurated by the Punjab governor and UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit in the presence of mayor Sarabjit Kaur Dhillon. The ceremony commenced with the beating of drums, releasing balloons, playing bands, folk dance performances, and showcasing regional art forms.

On the second day, there were many colorful events in which the magic show and the live performance of the famous singer of Punjab Lakhwinder Wadali were special. Thousands of people had turned up to watch Wadali’s live performance.

On the third and last day of the rose festival, the first one was a cultural performance from Pandit Subhash Ghosh’s morning raga at 10 am. This was followed by Vijay Kumar’s (Khayali) standup comedy show at 11.30 pm. Punjabi folk songs give their performance at noon. At one o’clock there, Brij’s song and Mayur dance were performed by artists. At 3 pm, the municipal corporation gives prizes to the winners of various competitions. And there was a live performance on Sufi/folk songs by Dr. Mamta Joshi at 5.30 pm.


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