Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2021 in West Bengal

The third and final stop of the 11th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2021 was held in Murshidabad, West Bengal.

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2021 in West Bengal

02 March 2021 Current Affairs:The third and final stop of the 11th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2021 was held in Murshidabad, West Bengal. Local artists performed a variety of colorful performances, including ‘Baul Gaan’, ‘Alkup Gaan’, ‘Leto gaan’, ‘Jhumuriya’ and Ranpa folk dances.
Highlights:
♦ Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is a flagship festival of Ministry of Culture. Since 2015, the event has been organized with the active participation of Seven Zonal Culture Centres.
♦ The original purpose was to showcase the country’s rich and diverse cultural heritage in one place, namely Handicrafts, Cuisine, Painting, Sculpture and Performing Arts- Folk, Tribal, Classical and Contemporary Art.
Significance:
♦ Bringing India’s vibrant culture to the masses instead of confining it to auditoriums and galleries has always played a pivotal role.
♦ It played a role in showcasing folk and tribal art, dance, music, food and culture of one state in other states, reinforcing the goal of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”.
♦ It also provides an effective platform for artists and craftsmen to support their livelihoods.
♦ In the context of “India as a nation” for thousands of years, it reconnects people (especially young people) with their indigenous culture, its multi-faceted nature, and grand historical significance.

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