The Samikhsya Correspondent
KOLKATA: The third and final edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2021 concluded on Sunday with colourful cultural programmes at Murshidabad in West Bengal.
The two-day event was organised by the Ministry of Culture.
A large number of people attended the closing ceremony and enjoyed the Mahotsav.
All the seven Zonal Cultural Centers presented dance performances and made the evening memorable for the audience.
The colourful programs began with captivating performances by local artistes, who first sang Baul Gaan, Jaari Gaan, followed by Lathikhela and performances of folk dances Ghoda Naach and Ranapa.
It as followed by the famous Rudrakshya Odissi dance troupe from Bhubaneswar. Its male dancers literally stormed the stage with their captivating presentation.
The evening also featured ghazals of Aditya Saraswat and Somlata and Da Essence Band.
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, the flagship festival of Culture Ministry is being organized since 2015 with the active participation of Seven Zonal Culture Centres under the Ministry of Culture.
It has been playing a pivotal role to take the vibrant culture of India out to the masses instead of confining to auditoria and galleries.
It has been instrumental in showcasing, folk and tribal art, dance, music, cuisines & culture of one state in other states reinforcing the cherished goal of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” and at the same time providing an effective platform to the artists and artisans to support their livelihood.
The Mahotsavshav has already been held in various states and cities such as Delhi, Varanasi, Bengaluru, Tawang, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tehri and Madhya Pradesh.