Son et lumiere all set to dazzle city with making of Chandigarh
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The Son et lumiere or the Sound and Light Show, on hold for about a year for want of an "adequate" spot, is all set to light up the city as the UT Administration will be finalising a "tourist friendly" location soon to showcase the making of Chandigarh.
Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden and Sector 17 are some of the locations shortlisted by the administration and depending on the facilities that includes stage, lighting and other equipment required to hold the show, one of the spots will be finalised for the Sound and Light Show that will be held on evenings during weekends.
The Sound and Light Show was started at the Government Art Gallery and Museum on March 18, 2004 but lack of publicity and adequate lighting and equipment forced the administration to switch it off.
The lighting that is required for the show was also not possible at the Arts Museum, Sector 10, which used to be the venue for the show. A white wall at the exterior of the museum was being used as a screen. As a result, the visibility of the show was poor. Though the entry to the show was free for all, but yet it failed to attract much viewers.
"The show used to be aired at the Government Art Gallery and Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. But the museum is in the interiors of the city and less people used to come that way in the evenings when the show was aired at 6:15 pm. As many tourists prefer visiting Sector 17, Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake there were not many, who visited Sector 10, which is otherwise deserted in the evenings during weekends," said a senior official of the Art Gallery and Museum.
Another officer at the Museum said the show was decided to be shifted to a more popular place. "Museum is visited by people during day time only. The provision of infrastructure and technology is also to be made. Thus, we are contemplating on shifting the location to a place, which as such gets tourists, so that the show could also be another added attraction to an already popular tourist destination," the official said.
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