Culture & Heritage
Fazilka Heritage Festival
13Apr – 16 Apr
It is an annual Art, Cultural and Food Festival of Fazilka City planned by the Graduates Welfare Association, Fazilka with the aim of involving people from all communities living in and around Fazilka, for the development of the city and also for keeping alive the traditions and cultural heritage. The event is being held at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Park. Food Zone, Art and Craft Zone and Cultural Zone are the three major areas of attraction.
Joint Independence Day Celebration at Sadqi Border, Fazilka
14Aug - 15Aug
This is one occasion when people of India and Pakistan at the border town of Sadqi (Mahavir Post), Fazilka gather together to celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan on the 14th of August and the Independence Day of India on the 15th of August every year.
Vijay Day is a sign of the victory of the Indian army in the battle of Kargil. Vijay Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm at the Asifwala war memorial and martyrs are presented tributes.
Fazilka is known for a style of jhumar dance propagated by the late Baba Pokhar Singh (1916–2002). Pokhar Singh's family had migrated from the Montgomery district of Western Punjab, and they claimed to represent the "Ravi" style of jhumar. However, Fazilka had its own style of jhummar (which they refer to as the "Satluj" style). Therefore, at least two regional styles were mixed in everyday life, and in his jhummar routine (which was basically the same each time, and which family and friends still perform today), Pokhar identified several other regional actions.
Tosha, a traditional Punjabi sweetmeat, has been a favourite with Indians for generations. Tosha is a sweet made from cotton cheese that is relished across Punjab but is prepared in Fazilka. Fazilka Tosha is even exported to different countries by various manufactures of the sweet-dish.
Before the partition of the country, singer Surinder Kaur's folk song "Jutti kasuri pairee na puri, Haye rabba ve sanu turna pia" describes the importance of shoes in the livelihood of Punjabis. Before the partition of the country, the shoes of Kasur were famous, but after the partition, the artisans from Fazilka came from there and brought the fame of Fazilka shoes to the international level. Shoes are made of leather and had a status of its own in ancient times. Even though the modern mechanical boots have gained a foothold in the market, the status of shoes still remains in the minds of Punjabis. The specialty of the shoe is that the shoe provides comfort to the feet and also reduces the size of the feet. Shoes made of leather absorb moisture. Fazilka shoes have created a distinct trend in the fashion era. Tilledar, pearl embroidery shoes, lakmarveen, belbuta, jalbuta, khosa, delhi fashion, metro shoe, lucky shoe, kanhe vali shoe, fancy tilledar, sipimoti, dabka work, phulkari work, thread work and zari embroidery etc. shoes are very popular. are About 2000 people of Fazilka have been associated with this work. Famous for its shoe shops, Hotel Bazaar has many shoe shops. Whenever you visit Fazilka, don't forget to buy the special shoes here.
Kinnow is a hybrid of King mandarin x Willow leaf orange produced by H.B. Frost in 1915, released in 1935 and was introduced by Dr. J.C. Bakhshi at Abohar research station during 1954. Since then, Kinnow farming has grown by leaps and bounds and Fazilka fulfils 60% of Kinnow demand of India, even exporting it to South-east Asia and Middle east.
After India's independence, Pakistan started spewing poison towards India. So it built radio and television centers to spread propaganda along the Indian border and started playing dirty propaganda. India has taken this issue seriously and in response had to set up a TV relay and transmitter tower in fazilka to strengthen transmission services in the border area. The story of the establishment of the TV tower in Fazilka is very long. The plan to install the tower was started in 1965 itself. But it took a long time to make it successful. Technically, Fazilka was a focal point for communication on the border. Cities like Abohar, Sriganganagar, Muktsar, Jalalabad etc. were easily connected with the big cities through communication. Because the metropolises of Punjab were already connected through means of communication. There was lack of installation of TV tower in Fazilka. Only with its fulfillment, Pakistan's false propaganda in the region could be stopped. The Government of India gave its seal of approval to the project in 1986. The tallest television tower in Mumbai was built in 1996, with a height of 984 feet. After this Fazilka's TV The tower was built. One such TV tower is in Paris, France. Which was built in 1889. The height of this tower named Eiffel is 324 meters i.e. 1063 feet. While the height of Fazilka TV Tower is 302.2 meters (1000 feet). It covered an area of 1000 sq km. Although in the new era of communication revolution, its technical importance decreased due to the discontinuation of analog signals and the introduction of digital signaling system, but even today it has become an identity of Fazilka and is seen to greet those who come to Fazilka from afar. is