About the festival
The 'RASHTRIYA SANSKRITI MAHOTSAV' is the National Cultural Festival of India, conceptualized by the Ministry of Culture , Government of India to celebrate spirit of Tradition, Culture, Heritage and Diversity of our incredible country . It has within, a broader objective to PRESERVE, PROMOTE , POPULARIZE, DISSEMINATE AND DOCUMENT the Indian Cultural Heritage ,reconnect the new generation with our culture and showcase to the country and the world our soft power of unity in diversity-the concept of 'EK BHARAT, SHRESHTH BHARAT'.
This festival is playing the role of bringing to the centerstage, each and every dimension of our culture, tradition and showcasing it to the country and its people.
Preserving and documenting the cultural diversity through its popularization among the new generation and involving them through various forms of active participation, will also be a very significant dimension of this festival .
This festival, spread over a period of nine days from 15th October 2016 to 23rd October 2016 will witness breathtaking performances by artists and performers from all across the country in the 24 acre campus of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts [ IGNCA ] , near India Gate.
With an objective of connecting the the populace of the country, in particular the youth with the heritage and diversity of Indian culture, this festival will present a unique opportunity to witness each and every folk, traditional, tribal and classical art forms of India under a single roof where approximately 6500 artists of Handicrafts, Cuisine, Painting, Sculpture and Performing arts will be showcasing their talents in front of audience from the entire Delhi-NCR region, whom we are expecting to be with us during this festival.
On behalf of the Honorable Union Ministry of Culture, The seven Zonal Cultural Centre's of India [ ZCC's of East, West, North, South, North Central, South Central and North East ] are organizing the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav. Associated in its organization are all the other autonomous organizations functioning under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
The North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad has been entrusted with the responsibility as the nodal agency to carry forward the execution of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Delhi and in Varanasi .