Nagpur : The city on Sunday saw many events as a part of the ongoing World Orange Festival which seem to have created lasting impressions in the minds of all those participated in it.
It also appear to remain long in the memories of many passers-by who got the opportunity to see the colours full and exciting shows, especially the eye-catchy and glittering carnival parade.
The mega festival being organised by Lokmat simultaneously at various location in the city pulled people from all sections of the society. There was one or the other event for farmers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, students, foodies, art and music lovers and others. Kids, youths and housewives, too, found events to their liking. There were performances by celebrities, stage shows, cultural events, cookery shows, awareness programmes and many other entertaining events. The carnival parade held between the Laxmi Nagar Square and Law College Square in West Nagpur was on of the major crowd pulling events held on Sunday.
It was taken out between 4 pm and 7 pm where school and college students participated in large number. Dressed in colourful attire, they participated in the dance and fancy dress competitions. Besides, international artistes showcased their musical talent on a mobile stage. The participants regaled the spectators with a host of impressive performances. The Kite Festival was another event that attracted youths. Experts arrived here from Ahmedabad flew kites of larger-than-normal sizes that are not very common in Nagpur. The attractive kites grabbed attention of young and old alike.
Similarly, renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor and other famous chefs conducted workshops on orange recipes. It was a big hit among ladies. Young girls and boys were also seen taking active part in the cookery shows and took lessons on making delicacies from the well-known experts. On the other hand, Sufi singer Kutle Khan gave his performance that thrilled the music lovers.
A Marathi drama ‘Amche Hiche Prakaran’ was also staged at Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Orange Street programme was held at Dhanwate National College ground from 7 pm to 10 pm. Lectures and seminars on various topics were also held as a part of the mega event. Farmers, educationalists and others took part in the events.
The World Orange Festival is being organised by Lokmat and it will continue till Monday. The four-day festival, inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, is hosting international and Indian agricultural experts, scientists and renowned companies. Agriculture experts from Brazil, America, Turkey, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan, and from India including scientists from Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and other states are conducting seminars and workshops to create awareness among orange growers on advanced practices in orange varieties, plantation, production, exports and other aspects.
Closing ceremony of the four-day and award distribution function will be on Monday at Reshimbagh Ground.