Union Ministry of Culture has decided to hold the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, the biggest national cultural festival in the country, at Tawang. The objective of the annual festival is to popularize and showcase the cultural diversity of India, be it art, artisans, dance, handicrafts or flavours from across the nation.
Tzudir, along with officials of the State Department of Art and Culture, in the brief meeting with Chief Minister Pema Khandu sought the opinion of the CM on finalization of the dates for the festival. It was decided that the festival, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, would be celebrated at Tawang from March 2 to 6 early next year.
The NEZCC Director Lipokmar Tzudir, informed that more than 600 artistes are expected to participate in the 5-day festival from across the country. ‘The event will have at least 80-90 craft stalls, pavilions representing each of the seven Zonal Cultural Centre’s of India (East, West, North, South, North Central, South Central and North East) besides performances by artistes and day-long activities,’ he said.
The Chief Minister, who volunteered to head the local coordination committee, assured every possible logistical support from the State Government and the District Administration.
It will be organized by the NEZCC on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. ‘As the event would coincide with the Lossar festival, it would be an added bonus for local residents in their celebrations,’ Khandu observed.