News:The Eight day cultural fair called Vasantotsav was inaugurated at Sanskruti Kunj in Gandhinagar,Gujarat.
About the Sanskruti Kunj fair:
- It is an annual festival organised by the Government of Gujarat to celebrate the rich diverse heritage of the country.
- The festival is often referred to as the state’s spring festival or Basant Mahotsava as it is celebrated with the onset of spring.
- The theme of this year’s festival is “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”.
- The pair state of the festival was Chhattisgarh whose folk dance Panthi was performed.
About Panthi Dance:
- Panthi is a folk dance performed by the Satnami tribal community of Chhattisgarh.
- The dance has a religious significance as it is performed on Maghi Purnima–birth anniversary of Guru Baba Ghasidas.
- The dance is performed mainly by the male dancers as it requires great flexibility and stamina and various challenging steps.