The three day Cultural Festival of the 11th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2021 at Raj Bhawan, Darjeeling concluded on Thursday with a magnificent closing ceremony.
Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankhar, Member of Parliament, from Darjeeling and Member of Legislative Assembly were present at the closing ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor appreciated the efforts of all the officials of the Ministry of Culture, artisans, artists and organizers behind this magnificent program arranged at the Raj Bhawan Darjeeling for the first time.
Other than the performances, last day at Darjeeling witnessed people visiting the stalls put-up by craftsmen from the seven Zonal Cultural Centres. Famous Baul singer, Anuttam Das Baul, performed on this occasion. Bodo cultural dance performed by Konkoti Bodo Kristi Afat& Yak dance by Sanyukta Kalakar Manch were also some of the other attractions. Besides this ‘Vividha’ Kathak choreography by Samskritiki Shreyaskar & finale by Mantra, Nepali Rock Band enthralled the local audience.
There was a huge crowd who witnessed and enjoyed the programme. Visitors toured the craft stalls, interacted with the artisans and shopped several products. The Visitors also enjoyed the creative ambience and took photographs with all the art installations.
Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the three days Mahotsav on February 22, 2021, in Darjeeling.