International Geeta Mahotsav: Kurukshetra is getting recognition as craft and folk art center – न्यूज़लीड India

International Geeta Mahotsav: Kurukshetra is getting recognition as craft and folk art center


oi-Vivek Singh


Published: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 22:14 [IST]

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It is because of the International Geeta Mahotsav that Dharmakshetra-Kurukshetra is getting a unique identity as a craft and folk art center. This year too, more than 600 artisans from 23 states have reached the stage of International Geeta Mahotsav and folk artists from more than 6 states were spreading the culture of their respective states. All the credit goes to Chief Minister Manohar Lal for making this Dharmakshetra-Kurukshetra recognized as a craft and folk art center. Looking at the Brahmasarovar of Dharmakshetra-Kurukshetra and the surrounding area, it seems as if the culture and craftsmanship of India has gathered on Brahmasarovar in the form of a miniature India.

Manohar Lal Khattar

Artists from many states are showing their art skills in Geeta Mahotsav. Craftsmen’s art remains the focal point of attraction of Gita Mahotsav. It is only the fifth day of the fair. The number of visitors is increasing continuously. Presentations of culture and craftsmanship of the states of South India including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal are being given to the tourists at the ghats of Brahmasarovar. Deputy Commissioner Shantanu Sharma said that more than 75 thousand students and teachers of 22 districts and 119 blocks of the state will be associated with the global Gita recitation through the online system. The artisans of Kaithal’s Self Help Group are giving such a shape by carving wood that everyone is surprised to see.

Jangam Jogi’s party reached from Kalka
It is a matter of pride if the younger generation comes forward to keep the tradition alive. One such example is being presented by Jangam Jogi’s party which reached from Kalka in Geeta Mahotsav. Out of 6 artists involved in this party, 3 are young artists, who are painters by profession but are humming hymns of Jangam Jogi to keep their ancestral tradition alive. Krishna Kumar, who came to Kurukshetra, says that today’s youth start their jobs or work after completing their studies. There are only a select few who try to maintain their ancestral tradition and start singing hymns of Jangam Jogi.

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Story first published: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 22:14 [IST]

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