Fourth ‘Nadi Utsav’

The fourth edition of ‘Nadi Utsav’ is set to take place from September 22nd to September 24th, 2023, on the picturesque banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi. Organized by the National Mission on Cultural Mapping (NMCM) of IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts) and the Janapada Sampada Division, this event is a vibrant celebration of India’s diverse river culture and its profound significance in the nation’s heritage.

A Diverse Program

‘Nadi Utsav’ boasts a rich and varied program designed to captivate attendees of all backgrounds. This includes:

Scholarly Discussions: Engaging conversations with environmentalists and scholars.

Film Screenings: Showcasing thought-provoking river-related documentaries and films.

Artistic Presentations: Eminent artists sharing their insights and talents.

Puppet Shows: Delightful performances for all ages.

Book Discussions: Exploring literary works centered around rivers.

Academic Sessions: In-depth discussions on various aspects of rivers and their cultural significance.

Promoting Environmental Awareness

One of the central aims of ‘Nadi Utsav’ is to create environmental awareness and sensitize people about the critical role rivers play in our ecology. Rivers hold a special place in Indian culture, and this event seeks to honor this connection by documenting riverine culture, traditions, rituals, and the profound wisdom associated with water.

Exhibitions Highlighting Diversity

The event features two special exhibitions: the ‘Sanjhi’ exhibition that showcases the diversity of Ghats across India and a children’s paintings exhibition that captures the artistic expressions of young minds. These exhibitions foster a deeper understanding of river culture and its multifaceted significance.



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