Kalanjali: an offering of art at Kartavya Path

Kalanjali: an offering of art at Kartavya Path

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India is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating 75 years of its independence. It is the time for renewing our connection with our ancient and glorious past and for committing ourselves to the task of nation-building towards a greater tomorrow as we march onwards towards an aatmanirbhar India.
Date Name of event Overview
5th – 6th November 2022 Nari Samman The program focuses on the contributions of Raja Rammohan Roy in the eradication of social evils such as child marriage, illiteracy of women, and the upliftment of the degraded condition of women in society at that time.
12th – 13th November 2022 Cyber Crime The program highlights the problem of cybercrime and spread awareness of ways to avoid getting trapped. The program includes drama and music performances along with live portrait sketching sessions for the audience.
19th – 20th November 2022 Children as the Future of the Nation The program showcases the hopes and dreams of the children of the country as future citizens through performances.
26th – 27th November 2022 Tribal Pride The program involves tribal dancers from across the country proclaiming the pride of their communities and the pride of being a part of our great nation. The event also highlights the contribution of the tribal leaders in the freedom struggle of our country
2nd – 4th December 2022 Swar Dharohar Festival The program showcases the iconic art and culture of India and in particular, the rich literary art and heritage of the Indian States. Multiple cultural/engaging activities will be organized for the audience.
10th – 11th December 2022 Story Telling The program highlights the oral tradition of storytelling in India. It highlights different arts of storytelling through drawings, paintings, dance and puppet shows, etc. The event invites various renowned authors to interact with the audience.

Kalanjali, an offering of art, is a series of programs, being conducted in the amphitheaters of the India Gate lawns at the newly refurbished Central Vista, New Delhi. These programs aim to enhance interactions among people and art forms and promote awareness about India’s rich cultural heritage.

India Gate has been an important public place, inviting visitors from around the globe. This footfall has increased substantially after the refurbishment of Central Vista and the lawns of India Gate. The programs under Kalanjali are being specially curated, and are being expressed through music, dance, theatre, story-telling and visual arts The shows are open to all and it is an opportunity for the visitors to experience the traditional culture while on an outing with family and friends. The open ambiance also allows visitors to interact with nature and artists from all over the country and learn about their traditions and culture, thereby enhancing their cultural awareness.

The programs are designed in a way that all spectators, particularly children and young adults, will grasp the knowledge about our traditional, folk, classical and contemporary art forms and appreciate the world of arts, music, and literature through pleasant experiences. Understanding the strengths of our cultural background as well as that of our brothers living in different parts of the country gives us a better understanding of the culture of our great land.

All organizations under the Ministry of Culture, including Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi, Sahitya Akademi, Zonal Cultural Centres, and others will work in unison towards conducting these theme-based programs focusing on areas such as Women and Child Development, Tribal Development, Water, Lifestyle for Environment, Life, Health and Wellness, Inclusive Development, Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Cultural Pride and Unity.

The setting of these events in the vicinity of Kartavya Path holds crucial significance, especially in the context of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. As India transcends into the journey of Amrit Kaal, Kartavya Path shines as the new beacon of freedom and Kalanjali is our collective salute to the spirit of free India.

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