‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ inaugurated at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh

  • Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj Shari Narendra Singh Tomar on February 24, 2018 inaugurated the week long ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’  that began at Maan Mandir Fort, Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The week long festival is being organised by Union Ministry of Culture.
  • The Seven Zonal Cultural Centers under the Ministry of Culture have been reposed with the task of organizing the RSM in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Madhya Pradesh is enjoined with Nagaland and Manipur as its pairing states. 
  • Places: After Gwalior the celebrated festival will travel in the four cities of Madhya Pradesh i.e  Bhopal, Indore, Orchha and Shivpuri from 26th February to 4th March 2018.
    • The Man Mandir Fort and few other chosen venues at Gwalior: February 24-25 
    • The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya at Bhopal: February 26-27 
    • The Lal Baag Palace at Indore: February 28   
    • Sheesh Mahal/Betwa river-side at Orchha: March 3   
    • Maharaja kiChhatri, Shivpuri: March 4
  • Aims: It is being organised to celebrate our plural traditions, under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat matrix.
  • Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is strengthening the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’s vision which will provide an opportunity to citizens specially youths to experience true spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat.
  • The festival showcases a titanic variety of tribal and classical art forms from different cities and towns across the country accompanied by dance, music, drama, entertainment and food.

  About Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav

  • Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was conceived by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2015.
  • After the grand success of the First Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in November-2015, the Ministry of Culture decided to organize it with an intent to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Country in all its rich and varied dimensions, viz Handicrafts, Cuisine, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Documentation and Performing Arts-Folk, Tribal, Classical and Contemporary- all in one place. 

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