Sanskruti Kunj Fair

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News:The Eight day cultural fair called Vasantotsav was inaugurated at Sanskruti Kunj in Gandhinagar,Gujarat.

Facts:

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.

Additional information:

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.