Rashtrapati Bhavan : 08.02.2024

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu inaugurated Vividhata Ka Amrit Mahotsav at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (February 8, 2024).

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that many beautiful and diverse forms of our culture can be seen in the North East. It is a matter of great pleasure that the first edition of Vividhata Ka Amrit Mahotsav is being started with celebrations of North East. She said that the North East is blessed with precious natural beauty. The people there have amazing talent which is visible in dance, music, costumes, handicrafts and cuisine.

The President said that the cultural diversity of India is its strength. It is our soft power. Celebrating this diversity will both showcase and experience our rich cultural heritage and the unity inherent in it. She expressed confidence that a large number of people will come to this festival and experience the cultural energy of the North East.

The 'Vividhata Ka Amrit Mahotsav' is being organized at Rashtrapati Bhavan to celebrate and showcase the rich diversity of India. This Mahotsav has been structured in the seven distinct editions dedicated to – North-East, South, North, East, West, Central region and Union Territories.

The first edition of this celebration focuses on the North-East. This Mahotsav showcases beauty, rich heritage and vibrant cultures of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Sikkim. It provides a platform for artists, artisans, performers and culinary experts from these states to showcase their talents and craftsmanship through cultural performances, art exhibitions, fashions shows, interactive live demonstrations, food courts etc.

The Mahotsav is open to the general public from February 8 to 11, 2024 between 10 am and 8 pm.  Entry will be through Gate no. 35 of Rashtrapati Bhavan (where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan). Bookings can be made online on 

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