India’s Ministry of Culture is organising a 10-day-long cultural carnival ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav – 2016’ at the premises of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Janpath, New Delhi.
According to a government statement, the festival was inaugurated by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Culture and Tourism and Padamanabha Acharya, Governor of Nagaland.
The inaugural day witnessed fusion performances from 400 artists, highlighting different dance forms including folk and tribal, accompanied with glorious aerial acts.
The celebrated festival that began Saturday, will continue to connect people with India’s culture till 24th October, 2016.
Rajnath Singh said that there is unity in diversity in our country and it is the culture which binds all of us together.
He applauded the efforts of Ministry of Culture in organizing the cultural event which gives people from different regions a chance to showcase their talent, artworks and delicacies at one platform.
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