The Himachal Pradesh government has drawn up a schedule for events to commemorate the completion of 150 years as summer capital by Shimla.
The British had designated the city as India’s summer capital in 1864. The year-long celebrations will feature a national theatre festival, mythological ballets, a film festival and display as the main attractions, the state’s language, art and culture principal secretary Umpa Chaudhary said Friday.
The Christ Church on The Ridge is one of the most imposing British-era structures in Shimla. HT FILE
In March, a state-level theatre festival will be held from March 21 to 27 to commemorate World Theatre Day on March 27.