Kila Raipur Sports Festival
Fairs and Festivals form an integral part of Punjab’s Culture and Rural Sports, National Fair (February), Kila Raipur is no exception to that. It envisages a spirit of affability among the Punjabis and they celebrate this Fair with a great deal of pomp and grandeur. Rural Sports, National Fair (February), Kila Raipur is thus a widely visited carnival at Punjab.
Since Rural Sports, National Fair (February), Kila Raipur is a National Carnival, enthusiastic people from all over the country gather here to succumb to the pleasure that the Fair with all its accessories provides. It is a splendid pageant that derives its origin from the sad fate of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh who were bricked to death by Wazir Khan, under the instructions of Aurangzeb. This Mughal ruler followed the policy of Religious Conversion to please his Lord, Allah. But his policy proved fatal to the two innocent children of the Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh. In the commemoration of the two youngsters every year a Fair is held on the grounds of Kila Raipur. People enjoy and remember that all their entertainment is accredited to the two beautiful children who embraced death rather than Islam.
In the Rural Sports, National Fair (February), Kila Raipur there are such incidents like Bullock Carts and Animal Races, Cock Fighting and Kabaddi. Since “variety is the spice of life” you can also witness other events such as display of strength, races are also important and worth mention. All these sports are followed by the pulsating Bhangra and Gidda Dances.
February is the month when the Rural Sports, National Fair (February), Kila Raipur takes place and full fledged entertainment is provided to the people. If you are bored with your daily lives just come here, so that you may feel the pulse of Punjab in you, vivacious and merry.