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Sanskriti Mahotsav: Prez Murmu to attend on Feb 27

Bikaner: The 14th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav will be organised from February 25 to March 5 at Karni Singh Stadium in Bikaner by the Union Ministry of Culture.

The nine-day cultural extravaganza will see artistes from across India participating in the event, Kiran Soni Gupta, Director of West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur, said, adding that on February 27, President Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the festival.

Governor Kalraj Mishra, CM Ashok Gehlot, Union Culture Minister Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Culture and Bikaner MP Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Union Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi will be present during the inauguration.

Meghwal said that this festival is a unique effort to bring recognition to India’s various arts, cuisines and handicrafts at one place, according to an official statement by West Zone Cultural Centre. Gupta, the cultural centre’s director, said renowned artistes from across the country will present folk dance, music, and dramas in this festival. During this, along with sand sculpture, an exhibition based on crafts and other arts will also be organised.

The nine-day event, a flagship festival of the Ministry of Culture, aims to preserve, promote and popularise the rich cultural heritage of India.

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