Nadi Utsav 2021 celebrations

Nadi Utsav 2021 started on December 16, 2021 and will conclude on December 23, 2021.

About Nadi Utsav 2021

  • Nadi Utsav 2021 is a pan India celebration. It is being organised collectively by Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Tradition, Ministry of Tourism and Nationwide Mission for Clear Ganga.
  • Nadi Utsavs are organized to have fun of reminiscent of River Brahmaputra, Indus, Sabarmati, Narmada, Krishna, Mahanadi, Godavari, Ganga, Cauvery, and Yamuna.
  • The celebrations are organized under 4 chosen themes namely, Cleanliness, Nature & Ecology, Patriotism and Devotion & Spirituality.
  • This year, celebrations are being held under the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav marketing campaign.
  • Events are being held across 22 states and 170 districts in India.

Third day of Nadi Utsav

  • Third day of Nadi Utsav witnessed festivities across the nation, with more than 16 states and 41 districts organizing actions.
  • The assorted actions include Ganga aartis, embody plantation drives, cleanathons, drawing & portray competitions, river marathon, slogan writings, nadipujans, storytelling periods, boat race etc.


On August 26, 2021 in his Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked the nation to prepare and have fun river festivals not less than every year.

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)

Nadi Utsav is celebrated by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) every year for strengthening Public – River Connection. NMCG is the implementing wing of National Ganga Council. It was up in 2016. It replaced the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NRGBA). NMCG has been registered in the Guinness Book of World Records on first day of Ganga Utsav 2021, for the highest number of photos of handwritten notes uploaded on Facebook in an hour.

Why Nadi Utsav is celebrated?

Nadi Utsav is celebrated to recognise the mystical and cultural river Ganga by storytelling, folklore, quizzes, dialogues with eminent personalities, dance & music performances, displaying traditional artforms, photo galleries and exhibitions. It highlights the significance of Jan Bhagidari in reviving Ganga.


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