Punjab Tourism & Aryans Group to present 3rd Annual International Sufi Festival-2015 at Chappar chirri

Sufi Singer Satinder Sartaj to perform live in International Sufi Festival on 1st March

Mohali 28th February

Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board (PHTPB), Government of Punjab is organizing a 3rd Annual International Sufi Festival-2015. This is going to be held on 1st, 2nd and 3rd March 2015 at Chappar chirri, Mohali in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Aryans Group of Colleges and Future Plus are promoters of the event.

Punjab Tourism & Aryans Group to present 3rd Annual International Sufi Festival-2015 at Chappar chirriThis was announced by Director Tourism, Punjab, Sh NPS Randhawa today in a press conference held at Hotel Dawat, Mohali. Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, Dr. Anshu Kataria was also present on the occasion.

While addressing the press conference, Sh Randhawa said that the event will be inaugurated by the Minister, Department of Tourism, Punjab, Sardar Sohan Singh Thandal. During day time, a craft mela will be organized to give artisans an opportunity to showcase and sell their traditional Art and Craft. He further said that this will provide them a platform for direct interface with art and craft lovers, share their talent with the urban elite and know the customers taste.

Mr. Randhawa further said that on the first day of the sufi night renowned artist Satinder Sartaj will enthrall the audience. Apart from this many renowned sufi artists like Ali Brothers, Mamta Joshi, Alamghir Khan, Zafar Lohar (Pakistan), Qawaal Shantoo Khan (Pakistan) will give their live performances in three days Festival.

Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, Dr. Anshu Kataria while showing his gratitude said that this is for the first time that Aryans is promoting an international event on the biggest platform where art, craft, and Sufi music lovers will visit jointly.

Dr. Kataria further said that the Festival is aimed not at any particular religion or religious preachings. It is planned as a Meet and a celebration that would make a collective endeavour to re-discover the spirit of Mysticism; something that the world needs today in the highly charged atmosphere of terrorism, communalism, and the derogatory racism.

Mr. Manish, Manager, Future Plus while giving more information said that the objective of the Festival is to work towards the preservation and conservation of the State’s heritage and promotion. “Sufi Tradition has the capacity to bring and bind people together, generate peaceful relations among all humans” he added.

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