Themed 'Hamari Sanskriti-Hamari Pehchaan,' this event aims to provide a significant platform for local artists in the state to exhibit their talents and compete for prestigious awards.
In a bid to showcase Uttar Pradesh’s rich cultural heritage and folk art to the world, the Yogi Adityanath government is gearing up for the grand celebration of ‘Sanskriti Utsav 2023’ from December 25 to January 26, 2024.
Themed ‘Hamari Sanskriti-Hamari Pehchaan,’ this event aims to provide a significant platform for local artists in the state to exhibit their talents and compete for prestigious awards.
Aligned with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s vision, the Department of Culture in Uttar Pradesh is orchestrating this festival across the state. The festival will feature various contests at tehsil, district, division, and state levels, primarily focusing on classical and semi-classical music, diverse forms of folk dances, and music.
‘Sanskriti Utsav 2023′ will unfold in every corner of the state, with competitions scheduled at tehsil headquarters between December 25 and 30. Artists from villages, panchayats, blocks, and tehsils will actively participate in these contests.
Selected artists from the tehsil level will progress to the district-level competition from January 1 to 5, 2024. Subsequently, a divisional-level competition is scheduled from January 10 to 15, 2024.
After traversing three more stages, the competition will culminate in a decisive stage, with all three stages’ competitions organized in Lucknow. The selected artists at the divisional level will have the honor of participating in the main event, where they will be felicitated.
To ensure the success of this event, extensive participation will be encouraged, involving government and semi-government departments, educational institutions, voluntary organizations, Nehru Yuva Kendra, National Cadet Corps, and social activists at various levels. The Information and Public Relations department will take comprehensive steps for the widespread publicity of the Utsav.
Competitions within the event will span classical singing, including Khayal and Dhrupad, semi-classical singing with Thumri, Dadra, Chaiti, Chaita, Jhoola, Hora, Tappa, and instrumental competitions featuring a range of instruments. Dance competitions will include classical forms like Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Mohiniyattam, and various folk dance forms.
Moreover, folk singing competitions will cover categories such as Kajri, Chaiti, Jhoola, Biraha, Alha, Nirgun, Lokgeet, and Qawwali. Under the category of easy music, competitions will be held for songs, ghazals, bhajans, and patriotic songs.