Darjeeling to host the second phase of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav

Darjeeling to host the second phase of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav

The second phase of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge), Prahlad Singh Patel on February 22, 2021, at Raj Bhawan in Darjeeling.

The three-day festival on till February 24 will have the Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankhar, joining during the closing ceremony.

The three-day event in Darjeeling will begin with a choreographic presentation by Odissi Vision and Movement Centre, followed by recitals by Dona Ganguly (Odissi), Michael (Saxophone), Shayne Hyrapiet (Band).

On the second day, there will be a Rabindra Sangeet recital by Sounak Chattopadhyay, a creative dance recital by Sapphire Dance troupe, the Northeastern band of Daniel Engti, and Kamran and the Boyz Band. The last day will begin with Bail songs by Anuttam Baul, followed by Kathak Ballet by Sanskriti Sreyaskar, and a dance drama.

On all days local artists will be given an opportunity to perform on the RSM stage. There will be 20 crafts stalls from all over the country showcasing genuine hand-crafted products.

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is the flagship festival of the culture ministry and has been organized since 2015 with the active participation of Seven Zonal Culture Centres. Ten editions of RSM have been held to date since November 2015 in various states and cities such as Delhi, Varanasi, Bengaluru, Tawang, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tehri, and Madhya Pradesh.

The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2021 will cover a profusion of folk-art forms and it would offer the chance to experience the best in established and emerging virtuosity. The event in Darjeeling will enhance mutual understanding and bonding between people of diverse cultures, thereby securing stronger unity and integrity of India.

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