"Akotai Sampriti" (unity is harmony) is the theme of the statewide one-month-long programme that the state government has organised to mark the completion of the sixth year of the present government.
Tableaus will be flagged off right at 1.01 pm on May 20, the day when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had taken oath after coming to power in 2011. A set of tableaus from Nabanna will be flagged off by Parliamentary Affairs and Education minister Partha Chatterjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra.
Right at the same time, two sets of tableaus from each district will also be flagged off. There will be two tableaus in each set. Different developmental projects of the state government will be highlighted in one of the tableaus while folk artists will be performing on the other one.
Mainly, the schemes like Kanyashree, Khadya Sathi, Gatidhara and Yubashree will be highlighted in the tableaus. A total of 30,000 artists from the Lok Prasar Scheme will be engaged to perform across the state in the one month. The tableaus will be touching each and every gram panchayats and municipal wards of the districts. They will be stopping at 5,000 locations mainly near markets and important intersections to perform so that maximum number of people can watch their performance.
Local artists will be joining them when they will be performing at these locations.
There will three-day-long cultural programmes in each of the districts at any time in the span of one month from May 20. Both local artists and some from Kolkata will be performing in these programmes.
There will be a pavilion at the venues of the cultural programmes in the districts where different developmental projects of the state government will be highlighted.
School students will also be engaged in the district-level programmes through different competitions including quiz, recitation and group dance.
The concluding programme will be held at Rabindra Sadan on June 20 where several artists will be performing.
According to an official, the programme would help to create further awareness among people about the developmental projects taken up by the state government in the past six years.