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Shimla’s 150 years as ‘summer capital’

The Himachal Pradesh government has drawn up a schedule for events to commemorate the completion of 150 years as summer capital by Shimla.

punjab Updated: Mar 01, 2014 14:14 IST
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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.

She said the national-level drama festival will be organised from April 14 to 20 on the birth anniversary of noted theatre artiste Manohar Singh. During the festival plays by Neelam Mansingh, Rattan Thiem, Naseeruddin Shah, Waman Kendre and also plays by National School of Drama will be presented.



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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.