Jabalpur (NVI): The Jabalpur edition of the national cultural gala, Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2019, concluded on October 16 with soulful performances of ‘Dhruvaa- India’s first Sanskrit Fusion band’, Veteran Manipuri dancer, Smt. Priti Patel and Qawwali Composers Sabri Brothers. The Sagar and Rewa editions will begin from October 17.
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2019, is being organized by the Ministry of Culture from 14th October 2019 in Madhya Pradesh. For continuously five years, the festival has been receiving acclaim for playing a major role to effectively connect the collection of state audiences to the rich, diverse and undiscovered culture of the country under the umbrella of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. The festival has brought together more than 400 performers to perform over various folk dance forms and showcased handicrafts created by master craftsmen from all over India, clubbed with diverse cuisines prepared by traditional chefs, all under one- roof.
This RSM celebrates the idea of ‘Oneness in all’. Under the broad umbrella theme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat has covered a profusion of art forms practised and performed by artists from all Zonal Cultural Centres of India, from Classical dance, viz. Classical Dance, Loknritya, folk music, to visual and culinary arts. Handloom and handicrafts are equally being exhibited in stalls and tents curated at this festival. The gastronomic culture of Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and several other states is being showcased in food stalls. Jabalpur witnessed shopping journey viz handicrafts, cuisines, sculpture, photography, and performing arts, for first two days. The inaugural day was replete with fascinating performances by Classical Instrumentalist Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Kathak maestro Smt. Shovana Narayan and famous Hindi and Marathi Playback singer Shri Suresh Wadkar.
The signature of the 10th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) is to present rich diversity and uniqueness of Indian culture and to reconnect the new generation with Indian culture. The second day opened with Dhruvaa’s band performance. with these performances RSM has shed its previous presentation in serious form and adopted novelty and newness.