Pankaj Udhas Sets the Mood for Valentine's Day at Vasant Utsav in Patna

Noted ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas gives a helping hand in inaugurating Vasant Utsav at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Wednesday.

Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Patna: Gandhi Maidan in Patna continues to remain a hotspot in the state capital as for the last month and a half, it had been a site of a flurry of activities starting with the much-publicized Prakash Utsav, and shortly followed by the Patna Book Fair and the Saras Mela that all came to an end on Tuesday.

Pankaj Udhas and his group performing at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Wednesday.Pankaj Udhas and his group performing at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Wednesday.On Wednesday, Patna'ites were treated to the Vasant Utsav, a nine-day event initiated by Patna Development Commissioner Anand Kishore in 2016 to mark the arrival of spring.

Inaugurated by Art and Culture Minister Shivchandra Ram in the presence of Anand Kishore, District Magistrate Sanjay Agrawal and several other top government officials, the festivity wasted no time in kicking up the mood several notches as noted ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas regaled the audience with one hit after another including evergreens like 'Log Tumko Ghulab Kahte Hain', 'Niklo Na Benaqaab Zamana Kharab Hai', and 'Chitthi Aayee Hai'.

Singing more than half a dozen songs, many at the request of the audience, Udhas created an atmosphere of love and passion that appropriately fit the night as people celebrated Valentine's Day all over the world.

The noted ghazal singer, however, refrained from singing any song with reference to liquor or alcohol in an obvious attempt to avoid criticism in view of the prohibition imposed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Bihar.

As always, the Vasant Utsav features stalls selling hand-made items in Bihar to food items to appeal to people with varied tastes. It also features variety contests for both adults and children.

The festival is open every day between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm and will run till February 26.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

More News...

PU Student Leaders Demand Holding of Union Election

Jan 17, 2018
Joint press conference of PU student leaders on Tuesday.
Patna: Student leaders of five different parties in Patna on Tuesday in a joint appearance issued a deadline to Patna University saying if the…

Morning Fire Destroys Two Shops Outside Patna Junction

Jan 16, 2018
Fire at New Market in Patna on Monday morning.
Patna: An early morning fire in the New Market just outside Patna Junction destroyed a clothing and a shoe warehouse causing loss of several lakh…

Patna's Noted Dramatist Anil Mukherjee Remembered

Jan 16, 2018
Birth anniversary of Anil Kumar Mukherjee observed in Patna on Monday.
Patna: Eminent writers, authors, dramatists, litterateurs, and teachers from various states gathered at Patna's Sahitya Sammelan on Monday to mark…

Tilkut, Dahi-Chura, Kite-flying Mark Makar Sankranti

Jan 15, 2018
Kite-flying organized at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday.
Patna: Patna'ites on Sunday celebrated Makar Sankranti, or Til Sankranti as it is more popularly known in Bihar, by taking early shower or taking a…

Nitish Goes on 'Dahi-Chura' Diplomacy; No Activity at Lalu's Residence

Jan 15, 2018
Nitish Kumar (center) enjoying Dahi-Chura at Vashisht Narayan Singh's residence in Patna on Sunday.
Patna: Like Iftar parties that, besides providing ample opportunities to politicians of all colors and hues to show-off their secular credentials,…

BJP Observes 98th Birth Anniversary of Thakur Prasad

Jan 15, 2018
BJP leaders observing late Thakur Prasad's birth anniversary in Patna on Sunday.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and party workers in Patna on Sunday observed the 98th birth anniversary of late Thakur Prasad, Jan Sangh…

View Your Patna

/30

Your Favorite Recipes on PD

Recipes

Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections