Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2015

IAS Prelims 2023

A seven day cultural festival of India – Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, drawing performing artists, artisans, handicrafts and cuisine from all across the country will be held from 1st to 7th November, 2015 at the IGNCA, New Delhi.

The festival be the first of its kind to be organized by the Ministry of Culture in terms of its diversity and size.

The seven day festival will showcase the spectacular diversity of India, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari through folk, tribal and classical art forms in all its dimensions – dance, music, drama, entertainment and food.

The thought was to create an Annual Festival that popularizes and showcases the cultural diversity of India be it art, artisans, dance, handicrafts or flavours from across the nation.

The seven day festival will attempt to connect the youth to the vibrant culture and diversity of the country. The outreach programme of the festival to introduce the youth to the various facets of our culture by entertaining and engaging themhas already begun successfully.

The 700 artists shall showcase more than 49 art forms and at least 700 artists shall perform at the inaugural ceremony of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav on 1st November at IGNCA.

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav will present a food and shopping extravaganza featuring the very best of indigenous handicrafts and flavours. The Ministry of Culture is planning to organize Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav every year in the National Capital and major cities of the country.

14 premier organizations dedicated towards the support, promotion and growth of Indian Art and Culture are coming together to celebrate this unique ensemble of India. The seven Zonal Cultural Centre’s of India [ZCC’s of East, West, North, South, North Central, South Central and North East], Buddhist and Tibetan Institutes of India [BTI], National School of Drama [NSD], Sahitya Akademi [SA], Lalit Kala Akademi [LKA], Sangeet Natak Akademi [SNA], Kalakshetra Foundation [KF] have joined hands to create the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, as part of which, they will be presenting the arts, culture and heritage from their respective regions via unique displays in their respective courtyards, also called Aangans.

The festival will draw art forms from the remotest part of the country. The North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala has been entrusted with the responsibility as the nodal agency to carry forward the execution of the National Cultural Festival.