Festival to promote the heritage and diversity of Indian culture
To present the rich diversity and uniqueness of Indian culture, Ministry of Culture is organising the 9th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, in Tehri, Uttarakhand. The festival will be held from May 25 – 27.
What's interesting to note is that the Tehri Lake Festival, organized by the Uttarakhand Tourism every year, will be subsumed within the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav. The much-awaited 3 days water sports and cultural event will be inaugurated on May 25 at Koti Colony, Near Tehri Lake in the presence of Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma and Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat. Satpal Maharaj, Tourism Minister, Uttarakhand, Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, Member of Parliament, Tehri Garhwal and Dhan Singh Negi, MLA, Tehri will also be present on the occasion.
Besides aiming to present the rich diversity, The essential thrust of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) is to promote the cultural inter-linkages amongst the states to strengthen national integration. The Mahotsav was envisioned to preserve, promote and popularize the heritage and cultural diversity of Indian culture and reconnect the new generation with Indian culture. The gastronomic culture of several other states will also be showcased through a food festival. Chefs of traditional delicacies from different regions of the country will treat the visitors to an unparalleled culinary experience.
The paired state for Uttarakhand under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat matrix is Karnataka, and while troupes from all over the country will be performing, special emphasis is being given to Karnataka.
The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav would showcase all the aspects of Indian culture in different areas and aspects. Artists from states like Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jammu Kashmir, Assam, and Punjab will showcase India's cultural heritage through performances of arts, folk music, dance, and cuisines. International artists will also mesmerize the audience.