Photo-feature: Colours and Culture at Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration

Some of the values and ideas that have been woven into the audio-visual elements of various segments of the programme included - The idea of Independence, celebrating unsung heroes, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ( meaning "The World is one family." )

Photo-feature: Colours and Culture at Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration
Popular Sapera dancer (snake charmer dance) from Rajasthan state, Gulabo, performing during music and dance extravaganza organized by ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav at Purana Quila (Old Fort) New Delhi. Photographs and Video : Rajeev Bhatt

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) came together and organized “An evening of Dance and Music” at the Purana Quila, New Delhi, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav this February. The cultural evening witnessed the confluence of various Indian Dance and Music performances, highlighting both their distinct nuances and their inherent similarities.

Artists from Punjab performing during Music and Dance Extravaganza organized by ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav at Purana Quila (Old Fort) New Delhi. Photographs and Video : Rajeev Bhatt

Meenakshi Lekhi, the Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture inaugurated the cultural event and felicitated the artists along with Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Member of Rajya Sabha and president, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

Video: Rajeev Bhatt