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  • Ganga Utsav 2020 celebration

    164 days ago
    Recently, the Ganga Utsav 2020 has begun which celebrates the glory of the National River Ganga. Ganga became the National River of India on November 4, 2008. Highlights: ♦ The NMCG (National Mission for Clean Ganga) celebrates the festival every year. National Mission for Clean Ganga is the implementation wing of National Ganga Council, set ....

    PM to participate in the Ekta Diwas Celebrations

    170 days ago
    Prime Minister to participate in the Ekta Diwas Celebrations at Kevadia, Gujarat on 31st October. Prime Minister will pay homage to Sardar Patel on his 145th birth anniversary on 31st October 2020. Highlights: ♦The Prime Minister will participate at the Ekta Diwas Parade and administer the Rashtriya Ekta Pledge in Gujarat. ♦Police forces ....

    Onam Festival is celebrated in Kerala on 31st August

    228 days ago
    Onam Festival is celebrated in Kerala on 31st August. In 2020, the Onam festival began on 22 August. The main celebrations were held on 31 August on Thiruvonam Day or the Sacred Onam Day. The festival ends on 2 September. The festival is celebrated in Kerala. History: ♦ According to the Legends, the festival is celebrated to welcome King ....

    Nuakhai Juhar was celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh

    235 days ago
    Nuakhai Juhar was celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and areas of neighbouring states on August 23. It is one of the most ancient festivals celebrated in Indian. The festival is to welcome the new crop of the season. The festival is celebrated to appreciate and celebrate the hard work of the farmers, with whose effort the country is fed. Nuakhai ....

    President inaugurated Dhamma Chakra Day 2020 celebrations on 4th July

    287 days ago
    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Dhamma Chakra Day 2020 celebrations on 4th July 2020. The day is celebrated to mark Buddha's First Sermon to his first 5 ascetic disciples at the Deer Park, Rsipatana in the present-day Sarnath near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Dhamma Chakra Day is celebrated by Buddhists across the world as the day of Dharma Chakra ....

    PM to address celebration of Dharma Chakra Day

    288 days ago
    President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovid will inaugurate the Dharma Chakra Day from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to address the celebration of Dharma Chakra Day, also known as Asaadh Poornima, on 4 July 2020. The day is celebrated by the Buddhists all over the world as the day of Dharma Chakra Parvattana or Turning of the Wheel ....

    Eid-ul-Fitr festival is celebrated on 24,25 May in India

    327 days ago
    Eid-ul-Fitr festival is celebrated on 24,25 May in India in the year 2020. The celebrations began on the evening of 24 May and will end on the evening of 25 May. The festival is celebrated by all Muslims across the world. They celebrate the festival by preparing feast and family gatherings. Eid-ul-Fitr festival is celebrated in India by taking precautions ....

    Baisakhi, Rongali Bihu, Naba Barsha, Vaisakhadi, Puthandu is celebrated on 14 April

    368 days ago
    President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted people on the occasion of Baisakhi on 14 April. On this auspicious day, people celebrate Vaisakhi, Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Naba Barsha, Vaisakhadi, Puthandu, Pirappu, which are being celebrated in different parts of the country. The festival is a religious ....

    Odia New Year is celebrated on 13 April

    369 days ago
    Maha Bishuba Pana Sankranti is celebrated as the Odia New Year on 13 April. Pana Sankranti begins on 13 April every year. The day is named after "Pana", a drink offering. The day is celebrated with great joy, social, cultural and religious performances. Pana Sankranti: ♦ The reason the day is observed is that it is the first day ....

    Easter festival is celebrated on 12 April

    370 days ago
    Easter festival is celebrated on 12 April in the year 2020. The day varies every year. The festival is celebrated by Christians across the world. The festival is celebrated to observe the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The festival is celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon, the Paschal full moon, after the vernal equinox. People celebrate ....

    Hindu New Year began on 25 March

    388 days ago
    The Hindu New Year 2077 began on 25 March. It is officially known as Vikram Samvat 2077 or Nav Samvatsar 2077. In common language, it is also known as Hindu Panchang. The Vikram era is extremely ancient and completely scientific. As per the Hindu calendar, the new year of Vikram Samvat starts from Chaitra Shukla Pratipada Tithi. History: According ....

    Hola Mohalla festival was celebrated at Anandpur Sahib Punjab

    401 days ago
    Hola Mohalla festival was celebrated at Anandpur Sahib Punjab from 10-12 March 2020. Hola Mohalla is a Sikh festival celebrated in the month of Phalguna, a day after Holi. Celebrations: ♦ The three-day festival will host mock battles, poetry, and music competitions. ♦ The Nihang Singhs will carry the martial tradition with mock battles ....

    Ekam Fest concluded on 9 March

    403 days ago
    The exhibition cum fair "Ekam fest" concluded on 9 March. The exhibition-cum-Fair was organized by National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC) under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Aim: EKAM Fest was aimed to promote entrepreneurship among the Divyangjan community. The main objective of the fest is to ....

    Holi festival is celebrated in India

    403 days ago
    Holi, the Festival of Colors, is a famous festival in India. It is celebrated on different dates every year. The famous Indian festival is observed at the end of the winters in the month of March after the full Moon. This year the festival is celebrated on 9-10 March 2020. Holi is celebrated around the country with great zeal and enthusiasm. History: Holi ....

    Mizoram celebrates Chapchar Kut the festival of Mizos

    406 days ago
    The biggest and most joyful festival of Mizos, Chapchar Kut, is being celebrated across the state. The Chapchar Kut is regarded as the most popular spring festival for the people of the state. The Chapchar Kut shines through with plenty of dancing and music to keep everyone in good spirits. The celebration started yesterday with the mega event holding ....

    Chapchar Kut festival began in Mizoram

    407 days ago
    Chapchar Kut began in all parts of Mizoram on 5 March 2020. The festival will be held on 5-6 March. The festival is celebrated at the Assam Rifles Ground at Aizawl. Festival Highlights: ♦ Chapchar Kut is the biggest and most joyous festival of the Mizos. ♦ The pre-festival was held on 5 March and was graced by Art and Culture Minister ....

    Kobita Utsav began in Kolkata

    407 days ago
    Kobita Utsav, a poetry festival, is being held in Kolkata on 5 March. The festival aims to encourage the reading of Bengali poems among the younger generation. It will be held from 5-8 March. The festival was inaugurated by Eminent painter Jogen Choudhury. Organizing Team: Kobita Utsav is an initiative of Abrittilok Kolkata in association with ....

    Rangotsav begins at Barsana in Mathura

    409 days ago
    The famous Rangotsav celebration began on 3 March at Barsana in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The festival was inaugurated by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Highlights: ♦ The 10-day-long Rangotsav celebration in Mathura is famous for its colourful Holi festivities. ♦ Ladoo Holi that marks the start of the Rangotsav is ....

    Losar festival is celebrated in Himachal Pradesh

    414 days ago
    Losar festival was celebrated by the Tibetans from 24-26 February. The festival was celebrated in the Dharamshala, Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The festival is aimed to preserve its unique identity and rich traditions. The festival includes sacred and secular prayers, several ceremonies, rituals, and folk dancing. Highlights: ♦ The special ....

    Union Ministers Harsimrat, Smriti Irani inaugurated National Organic Food Festival

    421 days ago
    Union Minister of Food Processing Industries (FPI) Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani jointly inaugurated National Organic Food Festival on 21 February in New Delhi. The festival is organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). Aim: The three-day festival aims to strengthen the ....

    Chitra Bharati Film Festival began at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad

    421 days ago
    The third edition of the Chitra Bharati Film Festival (CBFF) began at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The three-day festival was inaugurated by the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai. Chitra Bharati Film Festival: ♦ The aim of the film festival is to establish a Bharatiya narrative in Indian ....

    MoFPI to organize National Organic Festival

    428 days ago
    Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is to organize a National Organic Festival with a special focus on women entrepreneurs. The festival will be jointly organized by the MoFPI and Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD). The festival will be held from 21-23 February 2020 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Aim: The festival ....

    First-ever Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival to be held in Mumbai

    431 days ago
    The first-ever Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival has been scheduled to be held in Mumbai on 15 February 2020. The festival aims to promote artistic and cultural ties between India and Israel. The festival will be held on 15-16 February. Aim: The festival aims to promote artistic cooperation in the diverse fields of culture, such as culinary art, music, ....

    CM Biplab Deb inaugurated the two-day Hornbill Festival at Agartala

    432 days ago
    Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb inaugurated the two-day Hornbill Festival at Baramura Eco-Park, Agartala on 8 February 2020. The festival is organized for the first time in the state. He also inaugurated a log-hut and a hornbill viewpoint for the tourists. Aim: The aim of the festival is to conserve Hornbill and boost the livelihood of the people ....

    Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi inaugurates 2020 Bharat Parv

    447 days ago
    The annual event Bharat Parv begins from 26-31 January in Delhi. The event is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism. The event was inaugurated by Secretary & Financial Adviser of Ministry of Tourism Shri Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi at Red fort ground in New Delhi. Aim: The main objective of Bharat Parv is to encourage Indians to visit different ....

    The 13th annual edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival began in Rajasthan

    448 days ago
    The 13th annual edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is being held in at Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan. The festival was inaugurated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. During the occasion, he released a book titled Bijji: Timeless Tales from Marwa written by Vishes Kothari. Theme: The theme of the Jaipur Literature festival is ....

    Chapchar Kut festival to be celebrated on 6 March

    452 days ago
    Mizoram is to celebrate festival Chapchar Kut on 6 March 2020. It is the biggest and most important festival of the Mizo. The meeting of the Chapchar Kut organizing committee was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Zoramthanga. The committee decided that the festival will be celebrated for two days. Agenda: ♦ The pre-festival will ....

    Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14 January

    459 days ago
    Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14 January every year. Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival. It is observed in the second week of January every year. Makar Sankranti: On this day, people express gratitude to the Sun God Surya and thank the nature for its abundant resources and good produce during the winter harvest festival. The day marks the end ....

    National Youth Festival 2020 to be held in Lucknow

    462 days ago
    The 23rd National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 has been scheduled to be held from 12-16 January at Indira Pratishthan, Lucknow. The festival will be jointly inaugurated by Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju. Organized by: The NYF 2020 is organized by the Ministry ....

    Madhavpur Mela to be held in 2020 April

    465 days ago
    The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh chaired a high-level meeting with senior officials of the Gujarat Government to review preparations for the mega festival of Madhavpur Mela in New Delhi on 8 January 2020. The Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat due to be held in the first week ....

    The 31st International Kite Festival launched in Ahmedabad

    465 days ago
    The 31st International Kite Festival was launched at the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The festival will be conducted from 7-14 January in different parts of the state. The festival became an identity of Gujarat. International Kite Festival: ♦ Makarsankranti, the festival of ....

    Mizoram government to organize Zo Festival from 9 Jan

    466 days ago
    The Mizoram state government is organizing the Zo Festival from 9 January 2020. The festival is a part of the State's endeavour to unify different tribes of Mizo. The Festival will be organized under the banner Zo Kutpui in at least 10 different cities across the globe. Aim: The aim of the celebration of the Zo Festival is to reunify and strengthen ....

    Lai Haraoba festival begins in Tripura

    468 days ago
    Lai Haraoba, a ritualistic festival observed by Manipuri meitei communities since ancient times began in Agartala. Five Day Long The five-day-long festival organized by the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of Tripura, Puthiba Lai Haraoba Committee, and Puthiba Welfare & Cultural Society, Agartala. Lai Haraoba The ....

    Eleven day long Dhanu Jatra begins at Bargarh in western Odisha

    473 days ago
    The famous 11-day Dhanu Jatra celebrated as the largest open-air theatre of the world begins at Bargarh in western Odisha. The Jatra based on the mythological story of Lord Krishna and his demon uncle King Kansa. Dhanu Jatra - Festival Dhanu Jatra is the annual drama-based open-air theatrical performance celebrated in and around Bargarh city ....

    Mandu Festival begins at Mandu Madhya Pradesh

    475 days ago
    Madhya Pradesh, the 5-day Mandu festival, started in Mandu, a world-famous picturesque tourist destination located in Dhar district of the state. The Mandu festival will redefine the essence of the city & bring about the joy of establishing a new tourism hub in the state. Mandu festival The Mandu festival celebrated till January 1. The rich ....

    National Tribal Dance Festival begins in Raipur

    477 days ago
    National Tribal Dance Festival begun in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, The inaugural function presided over by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. National Tribal Dance Festival The National Tribal Dance Festival organized in Chhattisgarh for the first time. Around 1300 participants from 25 states & UTs of the country and six countries participating ....

    The 5-day music festival Tansen Samaroh began in Gwalior

    486 days ago
    The Music festival Tansen Samaroh began in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on 17 December. The festival will be held from 17-21 December 2019. The popular classical music festival began with the traditional style with the recitations of Harikatha and Milad. 2019 is the 95th year of the festival. It is one of the oldest and esteemed classical music festival. Highlights: ♦ ....

    Orange festival began in Manipur

    487 days ago
    The State-level Orange Festival began in Manipur on 16 December. The festival will be held on 16-18 December 2019. The 3-day festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh at district headquarters Tamenglong. Orange Festival: ♦ The Orange Festival is conducted under the sponsorship of the North Eastern Council. ♦ The festival ....

    National Tribal Dance Festival to begin in Raipur from 27 December

    491 days ago
    A three-day National Tribal Dance Festival will be held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The festival is to be held on 27-29 December 2019. Events: ♦ The National Tribal Dance event will be organized at the Science College Ground from 10 am to 8:30 pm. ♦ During the event, artists from various states and the countries will march past in their ....

    EEPC celebrates 50th year of Engineering Exports Awards

    494 days ago
    Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and Minister of State Independent Charge of Civil Aviation and Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, gave away the Engineering Export Promotion Awards (EEPC) for the year 2017-2018 at a function in New Delhi. The next year India's engineering exports will reach the target of USD 1 trillion. EEPC EEPC ....

    Indigenous Faith Day was celebrated in Tezu

    502 days ago
    The Indigenous Faith Day (IFD) 2019 was celebrated on 1 December in Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh. The Day aims to preserve the rich culture and identity of the State. The function was presided by Tezu legislator Karikho Kri. The programme was organized by the Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) of Tezu. Events: ♦ ....

    Hornbill Festival is being celebrated in Nagaland

    502 days ago
    The 10-day-long Hornbill Festival of Nagaland began at Kisama, Nagaland on 1 December 2019. The 20th edition of the Hornbill festival was inaugurated by the State Governor R.N. Ravi. Aim: The festival aims to pay rich tribute to the Naga leaders, who under extremely challenging circumstances, secured for the people, the Nagaland State with special ....

    Sangai Festival 2019 begins in Manipur

    509 days ago
    Manipur Sangai Festival 2019 started. The Festival is organized by the State Tourism Department and the most significant Festival held annually to promote tourism. The formal inaugural function of the Festival held at Hapta Kangjeibung at Imphal. N. Biren Singh attended the inaugural function as Chief Guest. State Ministers, dignitaries from foreign ....

    Destination NE Festival to be held in Varanasi

    512 days ago
    The Destination North East (NE) Festival is to be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on 23 November 2019. The festival will be inaugurated by MoS (Independent Charge) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh. It is organized by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Government of India. The festival ....

    Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the 2019 SARAS IITF Mela

    515 days ago
    The Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, and Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the SARAS IITF Mela 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 18 November 2019. Organized by: The SARAS IITF Mela has been organized by Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) along with DAY-NRLM, Minister ....

    India International Cherry Blossom festival 2019 was celebrated in Shillong

    516 days ago
    The fourth edition of the India International Cherry Blossom festival, 2019, was celebrated in Shillong, Meghalaya. The festival was celebrated from 13-16 November 2019. The 2019 festival was jointly celebrated by India and South Korea for the first time. The festival witnessed the unique autumn flowering of Himalayan Cherry Blossoms. Several events ....

    Dhaka International Folk Festival was celebrated at Bangladesh

    517 days ago
    The fifth edition of the Dhaka International Folk Festival was held at Bangladesh Army Stadium, Bangladesh. It was inaugurated by the Information Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. Hasan Mahmud. More than 200 artistes from 6 countries performed in the largest folk festival in Asia. The event was held from 14-16 November 2019. Dhaka International Folk Festival: ♦ ....

    Amit Shah inaugurated 2019 Aadi Mahotsav at Dilli Haat

    518 days ago
    Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated Aadi Mahotsav 2019, the National Tribal Festival, at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. Aadi Mahotsav will be celebrated from 16-30 November 2019. Aim: The Aadi Mahotsav is the government's effort to take tribal commerce to the next level of digital and electronic transactions. Theme: The theme of the ....

    Minister Rajnath Singh attended Maitree Diwas in Tawang

    519 days ago
    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended Maitree Diwas (Civil-Military Friendship) on 14 November in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, during his two-day visit to the state. The festival was celebrated for two days at Gyalwa Tsangyang Gyatso High Altitude Stadium Tawang. Maitree Diwas 2019 is the 11th edition of Maitree Diwas, which celebrates civil-military ....

    Bali Yatra festival is being celebrated in Cuttack

    519 days ago
    Bali Yatra festival is being celebrated in Cuttack, Odisha. The festival is organized every year in the memory of the rich maritime history of the state. The festival was inaugurated by the Odisha Assembly Speaker SN Patro. Celebration: Over 1000 stalls have come up to showcase the traditional items, art, food items, household craft from the state ....

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