Ganga Sanskriti Yatra to commence from February 14, 2016

Q.  Which festival will begin on showcasing as well as exploring the cultural heritage of India’s longest river on 14th February 2016?
- Published on 15 Feb 16

a. Ganga Sanskriti Yatra
b. Brahmaputra Sanskriti Yatra
c. Mahanadi Sanskriti Yatra
d. Krishna Sanskriti Yatra

ANSWER: Ganga Sanskriti Yatra
Ganga Sanskriti Yatra showing the cultural heritage of Ganga will commence at Gangotri on 14th February 2016 at 6:56 am (time of sunrise). Closing ceremony will held in Kapilmuni Ashram, Gangasagar, the summit of Ganga. The yatra aims to spread awareness about cultural diversity and heritage of the Ganga river basin as well as rejuvenation and protection. The festival is being organised from Gangotri to Gangasagar from 14 February to 13 March, 2016 in 262 different venues connecting with over 2.5 crore people. The main aim of the festival is to showcase art forms of Ganga basin deeply associated with the river such as kavi sampan, street plays, dance drama, folk theatre and poster campaigns. Ganga is the longest river in India stretching from Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal with over 400 million people living within the basin. Ganga flows through the following states- Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal under the EZCC.

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