ISLAMABAD Spring always brings happiness and adds hues to life, as flowers blossom and birds chirp happily. Like all over the country, beauties of this lively season were welcomed on Saturday in the Federal Capital in a two-day Spring Festival. A two-day Spring Festival kicks off at Photohari Arts and Crafts Village and it is especially organised by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in collaboration with the Indus Heritage in connection with the Golden Jubilee Cerebrations of Islamabad. Depicting rich regional and traditional cultural heritage of all parts of the country, the festival is a unique event that offers recreational activity for the inhabitants of the Federal Capital who are depressed due to ongoing stressed situation of the country. The colourful event includes handicrafts exhibitions, regional sports, swings, traditional dances and folk music, mehndi, bangles, gajray, magic feats, puppet show and much more. The Spring Festival was inaugurated by the Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, while other officials of the said authority were also present at the occasion. While speaking on the occasion, the Chairman CDA said that Islamabad represents the culture of all the Federating Units and it is the symbol of unity. He appreciated the efforts of Chief Organiser of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Member Administration CDA, Syed Mustafain Kazmi, for organising such a well-organised and recreational event in this depressing environment. He said that such cultural programmes provide the residents of Islamabad a rare chance of entertainment with families. The arrangement of such events in Islamabad would help promote our regional culture as well as the soft image of Pakistan abroad, he noted referring to the Golden Jubilee Celebrations.