NEZCC extended cultural extravaganza underway at Holy Cross auditorium
Dimapur, March 26 (EMN): The biggest and prestigious cultural confluence ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ is being organised at Parade Ground in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, from March 23-31.
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) was conceptualised in 2015 by Ministry of Culture under the aegis of Government of India to celebrate the spirit of tradition, culture, heritage and diversity of incredible India. The main objective of the cultural extravaganza is to preserve, promote and popularise the heritage, diversity and unity of Indian culture and reconnect the new generation.
The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was inaugurated on March 23 by chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, in the presence of minister of Art and Culture, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Mohesh Chai; member of Legislative Assembly, Tsering Tashi; and Director (I/C) of NEZCC, Dimapur, Dr. Om Prakash Bharti.
The nine-day cultural extravaganza has been extended to other parts of north eastern states i.e., Dimapur (Nagaland), Majuli (Assam), Imphal (Manipur), Aizawl (Mizoram), Gangtok (Sikkim), Shillong (Meghalaya) and Khowai (Tripura).
The essential thrust of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav – North East, is to present rich diversity and uniqueness of Indian culture and bind the country in a single thread of culture and also to promote cultural inter-linkages amongst the people of North east India thereby strengthening national integration. In the festival about 5,000 artists from North East India and 2,000 artists from across the country have been invited to showcase India’s cultural heritage through folk and classical art forms in all its dimensions – dance, music, theatre and puppetry.
About 300 art forms are being showcased in the cultural festival. The festival will connect a massive audience of around 4 crores across the North eastern states over a period of 9 days.
To mark Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav – North East, cultural programmes are being showcased at Holy Cross auditorium, Dimapur, in Nagaland from March 26 to 28. The festival is being convened at Nagaland by South Zone Cultural Centre which covers states like Andaman Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
Around 500 artists representing several tribes of Nagaland are exhibiting the cultural tradition of the State at Holy Cross auditorium. Apart from the artists of Nagaland, 100 artists from across the country are being invited to showcase folk and classical dance and music.
Varied art forms like Angami Naga folk song, Konyak Naga dance, Lotha Naga dance, Ao Naga dance, Sumi Naga dance, Khiamniungan Naga dance, Thappattam dance, Garo dance, Lambadi dance, Yimchunger Naga dance, Dhimsa Nrithyam, Bhojpuri dance, Dummy Horse, Karagam and Kavadi dances, Classical dance of Kerala, Bengali dance, Punjabi dance, Bihu dance, Gorkha dance, Chakhesang dance, Sangtam Naga dance, classical by Miss. Merebeni, Folk fusion by Bendangyanger are being performed in the Holy Cross auditorium of Dimapur on the occasion of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav – North East.
The festival is being implemented through the seven Zonal Cultural Centres and in collaboration with other cultural organisations of different states of North East India. The North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur, has been entrusted with the responsibility as the nodal agency to carry forward the execution of the national cultural festival of India.
The extended programme will be convened at Majuli from March 27 to 29, JNMDA Complex in Imphal from March 27 to 29, Aizawl from March 28 to 30, Gangtok from March 28 to 30, Shillong from March 29 to 31, Khowai from March 29 to 31.