Culture Ministry’s Flagship Festival Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav Concludes in Murshidabad

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Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav Ministry of Culture

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, the flagship festival of the Ministry of Culture, concluded its third edition on February 28 at Murshidabad, West Bengal. The inaugural ceremony of the Mahotsav held on February 27 was attended by the directors of all the zonal cultural centres of the Ministry of Culture.

Performances at the festival included ‘Baul Gaan’, ‘Alkup Gaan’, ‘Leto Gaan’, ‘Jhumuriya’ and Ranpa folk dances, that kept the audiences entertained. Folk band ‘Surojit O Bondhura’, violin brothers band and Mamata Shankar's ballet dance performance were the main attractions of the programme.

Besides performances by the artistes, the festival gave opportunity to local artistes to present their talent at 70 stalls of handicrafts, paintings, embroidery and jute craft, etc., that showcased the hand craft culture of different regions of India.

Organized since 2015 with the active participation of seven Zonal Culture Centres, the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav plays a pivotal role in taking the vibrant culture of India out to the masses. It has been instrumental in showcasing folk and tribal art, dance, music, cuisines and culture of one State in other States, reinforcing the goal of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and at the same time providing an effective platform to the artistes and artisans to support their livelihood. Previously, Rashtriya Sanskritik Mahotsavs have been held in various States and cities including Delhi, Varanasi, Bengaluru, Tawang, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tehri and Madhya Pradesh.

Along with hosting performances, the festival gave opportunity to local artistes to present their talent at 70 stalls of handicrafts, paintings, embroidery and jute craft, etc.

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