Sanskriti Kumbh begins at Kumbh Mela Area, Prayagraj

  • Sanskriti Kumbh, a 29 days cultural extravaganza was  inaugurated by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik on January 10, 2019 in Kumbh Mela area, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. 
  • The biggest cultural festival named Sanskriti Kumbh is celebrating the conglomeration of Spiritual Consciousness and Cultural Heritage of India in the main premises of Kumbh Mela area in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India is organizing Sanskriti Kumbh with intent to showcase the rich Cultural Heritage of India in all its rich and varied dimensions viz. Performing Arts- Folk, Tribal and Classical art forms, Handicrafts, Cuisines, Exhibitions etc. all in one place.
  • A 30 minutes choreographed performance by 250 artists of all the Zonal Cultural Centres was presented in the inaugural ceremony today which gave a gist of the grandeur of the coming 29 days.

About Kumbh Mela

  • Kumbh Mela is one of the oldest and largest congregation in the world. Kumbh Mela is attended by millions of people irrespective of all caste, creed, sex and region.
  • The significance of Kumbh Mela has been enhanced at the Global level as the UNESCO has inscribed Kumbh Mela on the list of Intangible Cultural heritage for humanity in 2017.
  • This time Kumbh is being organized in the city of Prayagraj which is located at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna and Mystic river of Saraswati in Uttar Pradesh.
  • With a view to promote and reconnect the people especially the youth with our magnificent and multifaceted culture along with the opulence and its historical significance. The Unity in Diversity characteristic of India also reaches its prime level with such a glorious event. In order to promote this event digitally , a massive exercise in the online and social media sphere is being undertaken  . Also live footage of Sanskriti Kumbh will be aired on Ministry’s Youtube Channel and large number of LED screens in the Kumbh Mela Premises .
  • Under the banner of Sanskriti Kumbh ,  Rashtriya Shilp Mela is being organized in the premises of NCZCC where Shilp Haats are set up to display handicrafts and live demonstration of the skill by craftsmen.
  • Apart from above mentioned activities , the day long activities of traditional performances of fringe folk art like Behroopiya, Baazigar, Kachhi Ghodi is taking place in the designated places. These artists are also known as Maidani Kalakar as they perform in open area without any stage.

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