Department supports the various cultural activities in the
Chandigarh UT. It also arranges cultural functions in association with the Education
Department on Independence Day and Republic Day. The Administration also
organizes Annual Chandigarh Carnival in which local institutions participate
to attract Tourism in the region.
of Gardens (Rose Festival), the mega event of the U.T., having a wide
attraction for various competitions which gives festive look, are covered by the
Department through all aspects of media. Three days cultural Bonanza of the
Rose Festival is also organized in which famous artists and singers are
invited to give performance.
there is no separate unit for undertaking cultural programmes, the Department
with small strength of staff supports cultural affairs by granting
sponsorships to performances of local as well as outside cultural troupes. The
Department also sends invitations to the VVIPs/Media and dignitaries for
cultural and state functions.
the Department also coordinates the programmes arranged by Chandigarh Arts Council,
Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi and Sahitya Akademi. The programmes
of these Akademies are widely publicised.
The Department gives financial assistance in the form of grants in aid
to the three Akademies. The Tagore
Theatre Society Chandigarh is also given grant in aid by the Department to
promote Art and Culture in the region.