Chhattisgarh to celebrate ‘Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava 2014’

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Updated: October 28, 2014 5:50 PM

One of the youngest states of the country, Chhattisgarh celebrates its fifteenth Foundation Day on November 1, 2014

ETW StaffMumbai

One of the youngest states of the country, Chhattisgarh celebrates its fifteenth Foundation Day on November 1, 2014. A three day event from November 1- 3, 2014 will mark a gala commemoration of Chhattisgarh’s inception with the ‘Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava 2014’ at Naya Raipur. ‘Parab Chhattisgarh’ will be the Cultural theme of ‘Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava 2014’ and will showcase varied traditional and cultural heritage of the state spread across three days. The event will bring together varied flavours of the state onto a common platform inviting visitors from across the globe to experience the best of Chhattisgarh. The three day festival, expect to witness a cultural razzmatazz that will include cultural representations by renowned artists from Manipur, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Delhi and various other states. Ajay Chandrakar, minister of panchayat and rural development, culture, tourism and parliamentary affairs, Government of Chhattisgarh, said, “Rajyotsava is our premium annual event which attracts a great number of visitors from Chhattisgarh and other parts of the country. Chhattisgarh is rapidly emerging as a role model for eco-social development and tourism is playing a vital role in showcasing our achievements to the outer world. The land of Chhattisgarh has so much to offer in terms of art, culture and tradition, and via our presentation at Rajyotsava 2014, we seek to appraise the audience with all the cultural heritage of the state. Our Parab Chhattisgarh presentation has been curated by bringing together all the cultural constituents of the state, along with intermix of corresponding cultures from across the country to create a melange of culture that our great country has to offer. I feel proud to be associated with an event of such magnitude which pertinently reflects the cultural richness of the state.” ‘Parab Chhattisgarh’, a mix of cultural presentation of the varied ethnic and tribal traditions of the state will open with a traditional dance presentation that will see representation of local artists from over 35 tribes on November 1, 2014. The event will see a culmination of celebrations via a traditional instruments featured musical concert by nearly 200 artists curated from all across the state on November 3. The event will also see commendations being bestowed on notable personalities who will be awarded with ‘Chhattisgarh State Honours 2014’. Rang Chhattisgarh, a vibrant cultural presentation will include varied colours of the state’s songs, dance and culture showcasing the tenet of ‘Unity in Diversity’. Performers from various tribes of the state including Karma, Sela, Ghasiya, Sarhul, Pahari Korva, Bheratmadiya, Gaura, Raut-Nacha, Rahas along with 25 other tribes will come together to showcase renditions of local dance, music and musical instruments to regale the audiences. Apart from the same, the presentation will also have a traditional Tibetan dance performance developed by native Tibetan living in the state for nearly fifty years. A land of various cultures and traditions, Chhattisgarh is resplendent in various music and art forms. A land that boasts of various musical instruments including beat instruments, sound instruments and wire instruments is perfectly reflected via the Naad Chhattisgarh presentation. The programme will bring together all of Chhattisgarhi musical instruments on a single platform and will showcase to the audience various instruments used by tribes like Dandami Madiya, Dorla, Mahara, Ghotul-Muriya, Raja-Muriya, Satnami, Kabeer Panthi, Urav, Ghasiya and Raigarh Kathak Gharana. Santosh Misra, managing director, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board said, “A state that is resplendent in rich tribal history, we seek to bring forth unknown and unexplored stands of our cultural heritage through the cultural presentations. Via Parab Chhattisgarh we seek to showcase our diversity to the world, which we are certain will attract major visitors from across the world. The richness in terms of cultural diversity that the state has to offer is to be showcased to the world in a grand format like Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava 2014 which acts as the perfect cultural ambassador of the state to the world.”

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