If you aren’t aware of Bareilly Ka Jhumka, here is a flashback. The Uttar Pradesh government, over a year ago, had installed at Rs 17 lakh Jhumka in Bareilly to complement the famous Asha Bhosle sang song ‘Jhumka gira re, Bareilly ke baazar mei‘.
The idea of the whole installation at the Parsakhera area on National Highway 24, was to woo tourists and introduce them to the local specialty.
In a similar fashion now, UP’s Pilibhit has got ‘Bansuri Chowk’ that showcases the district’s connection with the manufacturing of flutes. The Chowk was inaugurated on the occasion of Basant Panchami.
Pilibhit, for the unaware, has eternally been famous for its supreme-quality handmade bamboo flutes. These flutes are side-blown and are interestingly crafted mostly by Muslim artisans. Bansuri Chowk, as the administration says, will play a dual role of becoming a landmark in Pilibhit city and also promote the flute industry.
The chowk sits at the entry point of the city and was earlier known as Assam Chowk.
Talking more about the Jhumka, the same weighs a whopping 200-kg and has been made of brass, colourful stones and decorated with the city’s famous zari embroidery.