Chandigarh: Riding high on the thumping success of the Bollywood night during the recently concluded Rose Festival where Bollywood stars like Adnan Sami and Punjabi singers Sukhshinder Shinda had performed, the UT Administration will rope in big bollywood star performers to promote the heritage status of Capitol Complex.
Sources in the UT Administration said that UT has decided to engage A R Rehman, the Bollywood singer-cum-composer to perform at Capitol Complex for the tourism promotion. Sources also added that many other such playback singers like Jaspinder Narula, Sukhvinder Singh, Johny Lever and also some of the stand-up comedians like Deepak Raja, Chandan are likely to be brought for the concerts.
When asked, Secretary Tourism Jatinder Yadav said, “We had very successful events of Adnan Sami and Sukhshinder Shinda during the Rose Festival. Citing the popularity among the public, we have decided to hold big Bollywood star nite at Capitol Complex. We are working on it and soon we will arrange for star-studded concert. It will be to promote tourism at Capitol Complex.”
Capitol Complex attained Heritage Status from UNESCO in July 2016 empowering UT to display UNESCO logo at the complex. After that in August last year, the UT had hosted three-day Heritage Festival at Capitol Complex. Capitol Complex witnessed night lighting in which all the monuments were illuminated. The UT also extended the visitors hours at Capitol Complex with a view to increasing the footfall of tourists.
Special guides have also been arranged by the
UT Administration and the tourists tours have also been increased from two to four per day.’’The Heritage Tag means that it has to be conserved in its original form failing which the tag may go but we will not let this happen,’’ said Yadav.
The Capitol Complex buildings also undergo structure repairs of concrete beams, pillars and other parts as per the original plans prepared by Le Corbusier. The factors to be looked upon are functional utilities, landscaping, visitors compatibility, maintenance management and disaster management.
A view of heritage status site of Capitol Complex where Bollywood star nite is planned for promotion of tourism.File photo
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