P S Walia
Kapurthala, April 1
As an initiative of the Kapurthala District Administration, “Baisakhi Mela-2023” will be held at Kanjli Wetland on April 22 and 23rd to showcase the heritage of Punjab and develop Kapurthala district as a tourism hub.
Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal today said that the fair will boost tourism, it will also inspire the new generation to conserve the environment and connect with their roots.
Taking stock of the arrangements for Baisakhi Mela, Deputy Commissioner said that the internationally recognized Kanjli Wetland is the lifeline of Kapurthala district which was recognized as an international wetland in 2002 by the Ramsar Convention, where a large number of migratory birds also visit annually.
It may be mentioned here that this Mela was organized by the district administration previous year after a gap of 22 years, which received a huge response from the people, in view of which the fair will be held for 2 days now .
World famous Sufi singer Nooran Sisters, Master Salim and Dalvinder Dayalpuri will entertain the audience. Folk dance Bhangra, Malwai Giddha, wrestling, gatka, live band performances will also be there for the people attending the fair.
During the fair, investment stalls will also be set up for the public in addition to food stalls besides Cultural exhibitions will also be held to connect the young generation with Punjabi culture.
sarangal also ordered for adequate arrangements for the security, parking, drinking water and health facilities for the people coming to the Baisakhi Mela.
Prominent amongst present on the occasion included ADC (G) Sagar Setia , MC Commissioner Anupam Kler , SDM Sultanpur Chandrajoti, SDM kapurthala Lal Vishwash Bains .