Food Festival Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2016 Opens in Delhi
Eba Khan, NDTV | Updated: October 19, 2016 13:15 IST
Ministry of Culture, Government of India is celebrating the ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2016’ which will display Scrumptious Regional delights of India.
Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, is a delightful experience which offers tantalizing diverse fare from cuisines across the country and showcases different arts and craft forms.
The mahotsav has been organized at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), 11, Mansingh Road. The celebrated festival which initially began on 15th October, will continue to connect people with India’s rich food culture till 24th October, 2016.
The festival has more than 45 food stalls with traditional masterchefs from across the country with the purpose of creating distinctive and unique Indian food platters.
Inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, it features performances by more than 400 artistes, highlighting different dance forms including folk and tribal, accompanied with aerial acts.Delicacies showcased will include scrumptious regional delicacies of India from all the states like Kashmiri Wazwan (traditional multi-course meal), Amritsari Kulcha and Makki Roti from Punjab, Litti Chokha (a Bihar specialty made out of wheat and sattu), Malai Makhan (milk based sweet), Jhunka Bhakar (the meal that revolutionised rural food in Maharashtra), Akki Roti (a rice based roti from Karnataka), authentic Hyderabad Biryani etc.
The event has brought together the art, artisans, dance, handicrafts, flavours and music from different regions, making itself the largest ensemble of Indian culture. This event aims to introduce and connect the country’s youth to the various facets of our rich and vibrant culture.
Festival timings are 10am till 10pm, public will be allowed to enter from gate no:1 Janpath Road.
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