12 Feb 2023

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2023: Special Babasaheb Ambedkar Tourist Circuit Train To Be Inaugurated On Ambedkar Jayanti

Mumbai: The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is back, this time in Mumbai, and it promises to be a visual and musical treat for everyone. The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2023 was inaugurated by Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy Saturday evening at Azad Maidan, Churchgate, Mumbai. 

The Mahotsav has been organised by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India to promote National Unity and integrity through cultural exchange from 11th to 19th February.

On April 14, the birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, a special tourist Babasaheb Ambedkar Circuit train will be inaugurated, announced the Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy.

1000 artists will perform

Sharing his thoughts with the audience including citizens, artists and artisans, the Union Minister said that around 1000 artists will perform during the Mahotsav for the people of Mumbai. 

He said the city is a confluence of ancient tradition and modernity, with a rich tapestry of culturally rich tourist designations, institutions, festivals and art forms including dance and cinema. 

Mahotsav to promote national integration

Inspired by Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, the Mahotsav is being held to promote national integration through celebration of India's diversity, through art and culture, the Minister informed.

The Mahotsav will transmit our rich culture from one generation to other, and rekindle admiration and love towards our indigenous culture and art, among our people, said the Minister. 

Large-scale development of pilgrimage sites

Kishan Reddy said we are also promoting Vocal for Local. The government has undertaken development of our pilgrimage sites on a large scale.

The Minister appealed to all Mumbaikars to visit the festival and get inspiration, knowledge and entertainment, by immersing themselves in various manifestations of Indian culture, all under one roof.

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