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Sahitya Kala Parishad along with Delhi Government organized Rangotsav on 17th March 2022 at Sunder Nursery, Nizamuddin. The celebration of colours was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia along with Monika Priyadarshini, Secretary Sahitya Kala Parishad, DM Delhi.

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Sharing his views about Rangotsav, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia said, “It has been two years since the pandemic hit the nation. Now, it is time to bring back the colours of life. How can Delhi Government under Arvind Kejriwal stay behind when the time is favourable to celebrate the festival colours? I would pray that we never see time as we have lived in the past two years. Holi is one festival of India that smears everyone in a single colour of Unity. My heartfelt wishes to the team of Sahitya Kala Parishad to put together this event on the eve of Holi.”

Monika Priyadarshini Welcoming Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

The event started with a Rajasthani Folk song by the very talented Rafiq Khan Langa. Rafiq belongs to the Langa family of traditional folk singers and instrument players of Rajasthan. This was followed by Dhol Cholom folk dance by Naresh Kumar and the group. Dhol Cholom is a renowned drum dance form of the North-East Indian state of Manipur. This is one of the dances performed during Holi. To escalate the mood of celebration and the essence of folk music a group performed Rasiya, a popular genre of Indian folk music popularly from the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh. The celebration of Holi is incomplete without the traditional way of playing Holi. The audience witnessed a mesmerising Phoolonwali Holi and Barsana’s lathmar. This was followed by a folk dance from Punjab. Sukhwinder and the group performed the Punjabi Bhangra. And the event concluded with a gala performance.

Monika Pridarshini Secretary Sahitya Kala Parishad

The event also gave a platform to underprivileged children from various NGOs like Heal, Sambhawna Charitable Trust, Indian Deaf Cricket Association, National Blind School (RK Puram), Rain Basera (Bangla Sahib) and Yes We Can (Safdarjung). The event had various other fun activities like the Puppet Show, stalls of Art & Craft to keep the people engaged. People were seen relishing sumptuous and delicious food at the stalls in Delhi’s lovely evening weather while enjoying the musical evening with their friends and family.

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia while greeting the Artist

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