India has always been a land of rich culture and traditional heritage. These traditions have nurtured human progress on an unparalleled scale over the years. The Festival of Bharat is a tribute to this majestic civilization. It is a celebration of centuries of vibrant culture and art. It brings global travelers together to experience Bharat’s ancient traditions of healthy debate, myriad of cuisines, playfulness and boundless love.
Thousands of visitors from all walks of life coming from all over the world will join the five-day festival at the prestigious IGNCA by Rajpath, New Delhi.
Here’s the best of what you can expect at The Festival of Bharat this year:
Group Yoga and Meditation Sessions
Each day at the festival will begin with a revitalizing yoga and meditation session. Tons of festivals goers will come together in the midst of nature’s beauty for this outdoor session. It will be led by the masters from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji’s The Art of Living Foundation. There’s no better way to start your day at this stimulating festival.
Intriguing Debates and Discussions
A variety of experts from their own fields will be at the festival to talk about a wide array of topics. These stimulating debates and discussions will range from nation-building, humanism, culture to current affairs.
The festival also promises to entertain you with stunning live music and hilarious comedic performances. You can experience the Indosoul of Karthick Iyer live, the serene music of the iconic maestros like Shubhendra Rao and Saski Rao De Haas, and more. The musical treats at the festival will conclude with a power-packed performance by Jonita Gandhi and a surprise grand finale performance.
Curated flea market and exhibition
Set amidst the beautiful trees and greenery of the Rajpath lawn, the festival brings you a consciously curated exhibition of ethical and useful made-in-India products and services. These offerings are supported by state governments, trade associations, blue-chip firms and others. They give you an opportunity to take the taste of your Festival of Bharat experience back home with you.
Nutritious Ayurvedic cuisine
The flea market will also treat you to delicious and rewarding cuisines, consisting of a healthy array of vegetarian and vegans foods – from ghar ka khana to select international dishes. Served in sustainable containers, the Festival of Bharat cuisine is not just healthy for you but for the environment as well.
Indic fashion show
The festival’s unique fashion show, Stringing Weaves has been curated by Hand Crafted in India. The show will take you through the journey of India’s timeless handlooms legacy. It will also be presented with stunning music by leading violinist and vocalist Sunita Bhuyan.
Just as the day begins with a reviving yoga session, you can end it with quality cinema. Wrap up this wonderful day of activity with some of India’s finest documentaries and short films. This is an educative and inspiring close to the proceedings for each day.
All of these activities and more in store at this 21st-century tribute to Bharat cannot be missed. The Festival of Bharat is a one-stop annual meeting point for the fun, the liberated, and the discerning.
For detailed info on what to expect, check out the festival schedule HERE.
– By Rochell Ann Pereira