Jabalpur (NVI): A host of leading artistes and artisans from across India joined hands to showcase different facets of Indian culture as a national cultural bonanza was unleashed in the form of 10th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat initiative here in Madhya Pradesh on October 14.
The event is being organised by Union Ministry of Culture from 14th to 21st October 2019. Lalji Tandon, Governor of Madhya Pradesh inaugurated the Mohatsav at Mahakoshal Shaheed trust, Gol Bazaar here.
Renowned artistes like Suresh Wadkar, Pandit Wishwa Mohan Bhatt, Sabri Brothers, Shovna Narayan, Roopkumarand Sonali Rathore, Saroja Vaidyanathan, Vikku Vinayaka Ram, Dr Satinder Sartaj, Anuradha Pal, Geeta Mahalik, RonuMajumdar, Preeti Patel, Malini Awasthi, Tanushree Shankar and Anuradha Paudwal and many more are part of this major cultural festival.
Local artistes under the theme of Mati Ke Lal have also been invited to share the stage. The Mahotsav would showcase cultural facets of Assam, Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Leh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and West Bengal etc.
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was conceived in the year 2015 and 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 and Performing Arts-Folk, Tribal, Classical and Contemporary- all in one place. Ministry has organised 9 RSMs So far.
The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme was launched by the Prime Minister on 31st October, 2016 to promote engagement amongst the people of different States/UTs so as to enhance mutual understanding and bonding between people of diverse cultures, thereby securing stronger unity and integrity of India.