The Central Bureau of Communication (CBC) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has begun to offer a bouquet of entertainment and infotainment programmes with a mesmerising blend of music, dance, street plays, skits, and exhibitions for a whole month.
The Ministry said the artists of its Song and Drama Division (S&DD) are dazzling the visitors with their celebration of the inauguration of Kartavya Path and the unveiling of the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The events that take place on the Step Plaza open-air stage can be attended free of charge by people of all ages after sunset every day, and the celebration goes on till 8 PM.
On weekends, the ambience is enhanced with a special cultural fare that reflects India’s rich cultural heritage mixed with a flavour of modern improvisation.
An immaculate mix of information dissemination with entertainment, the event aims to convey citizen-centric messages on various developmental initiatives by the government along with cultural performances. CBC is also organising special programmes to mark important events like the Raktadan Amrit Mahotsav (blood donation drive), which is to be observed on September 17, said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The cultural evenings are enriched by the performance comprising folk arts from various states that symbolise the cultural heritage of the country. Classical dance forms like Kathak, Oddissi, etc. are being performed to provide a diverse and enchanting experience to the audience. Both classical and semi-classical instrumental music performances are also added for the audience visiting the India Gate canopy. The programmes are spreading the message of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ through patriotic songs and cultural programmes on the freedom movement.
Songs by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose are the mainstay at these events to mark the unveiling of the grand statue of Netaji at India Gate.