The First Ever Siliguri Carnival

Siliguri will be hosting its first ever carnival which will be organized by the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC). It will be a week-long event which will be covering various aspects of culture, heritage, tourism, sports and science. The theme of the carnival is “Siliguri yesterday, today and tomorrow”. It is a collective effort to keep Siliguri green and clean.

This carnival will not only impact the lives of the people living in Siliguri but also to the people residing in the neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan etc.

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The carnival will commence on 15th of December, 2014 and will conclude on 21st December, 2014. Padmashree recipient Milkha Singh named the Flying Sikh will be the Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony and will bear the carnival torch. He will also be addressing to the sports loving people of the city. The main attraction of this event will be the display of the various cultures and diversity.

There will be a rally where in people from different racial and ethnic background will come together in their different outfits and would be performing on their own cultural songs. The whole town would be decorated and illuminated with lights so as to create a festive atmosphere and mood .Different types of music will be played at various corners of the streets and crossings.

One can expect a series of cultural programs, seminars, art shows, music and dance programs which would be both exciting and full of life. The government has asked for participation from different folk groups, NGOs, government departments, cultural organizations. Each day of the carnival will carry a theme with it such as Clean & Green Siliguri day, Safe Driving Day, save water day, Senior Citizen day, Womanhood celebration day, Special Childrens Day and Siliguri Day respectively.

This carnival would help to brand Siliguri as an urban town and also to bring together people from different backgrounds and walks of life In order to create a sense of belongingness among them.

List of Events


15th December, 2014

  • Carnival Rally from Pradhan Nagar to Kanchanjunga Stadium
  • Inaugural Ceremony in presence of Padma Shri Milkha Singh Ji. Live performance by Shri Vinod Rathod and famous Bengali band ‘Cactus’. Cultural program at Kanchenjunga Stadium.

16th December, 2014

  • BSF Band at Shaktigarh School Ground
  • Popular Science Exhibition at North Bengal Science Centre
  • Land and Sky of Siliguri show at Ramkinkar Hall
  • Film Festival at Dinabandhu Mancha
  • Artificial Rock Climbing at Surya Sen Park
  • Biriyani Festival at City Centre, Matigara
  • Food Festival at Cosmos Mall, Siliguri
  • Arms and Ammunition Exhibition at Police Commissionarate Ground, Mallaguri
  • Fair (mela) at Mela ground, Kanchenjunga Stadium

17th December, 2014

  • Bengal Folk band ‘Dohar’ at Shaktigarh School Ground
  • Director, Composer and Singer Mr. Anjan Dutta will perform live at Margaret School Ground
  • ‘Band Fest’ at Surya Sen park
  • Popular Science Exhibition at North Bengal Science Centre
  • Land and Sky of Siliguri show at Ramkinkar Hall
  • Film Festival at Dinabandhu Mancha
  • Artificial Rock Climbing at Surya Sen Park
  • Biriyani Festival at City Centre, Matigara
  • Food Festival at Cosmos Mall, Siliguri
  • Arms and Ammunition Exhibition at Police Commissionarate Ground, Mallaguri
  • Fair (mela) at Mela ground, Kanchenjunga Stadium

18th December, 2014

  • Special Guest from Bangladesh – Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya at Margaret School Ground
  • ‘Band Fest’ at Surya Sen park with Anjan Dutta
  • Popular Science Exhibition at North Bengal Science Centre
  • Land and Sky of Siliguri show at Ramkinkar Hall
  • Film Festival at Dinabandhu Mancha
  • Artificial Rock Climbing at Surya Sen Park
  • Biriyani Festival at City Centre, Matigara
  • Food Festival at Cosmos Mall, Siliguri
  • Arms and Ammunition Exhibition at Police Commissionarate Ground, Mallaguri
  • Fair (mela) at Mela ground, Kanchenjunga Stadium

19th December, 2014

  • Bengali Singer ‘Nachiketa’ Will perform live at Baghajatin park
  • Singer Somlata Acharya will perform at Margaret School
  • Popular Science Exhibition at North Bengal Science Centre
  • Land and Sky of Siliguri show at Ramkinkar Hall
  • Film Festival at Dinabandhu Mancha
  • Artificial Rock Climbing at Surya Sen Park
  • Biriyani Festival at City Centre, Matigara
  • Food Festival at Cosmos Mall, Siliguri
  • Arms and Ammunition Exhibition at Police Commissionarate Ground, Mallaguri
  • Fair (mela) at Mela ground, Kanchenjunga Stadium

20th December, 2014

  • Singer Raghab Chatterjee will perform at Baghajatin Park
  • Final round of Quiz at Dinabandhu Mancha with celebrity quizmaster Derek O’brien
  • Popular Science Exhibition at North Bengal Science Centre
  • Land and Sky of Siliguri show at Ramkinkar Hall
  • Artificial Rock Climbing at Surya Sen Park
  • Biriyani Festival at City Centre, Matigara
  • Food Festival at Cosmos Mall, Siliguri
  • Arms and Ammunition Exhibition at Police Commissionarate Ground, Mallaguri
  • Fair (mela) at Mela ground, Kanchenjunga Stadium

21st December, 2014

  • Closing of ceremony of the carnival at Kanchenjunga stadium. Live performance by Kunal Ganjawala and Purnima with fireworks show and prize distribution.
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