National Cultural Festival from today, free admission

Hyderabad is set to host the cultural extravaganza – “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) 2022” or the National Cultural Festival of India, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, from April 1-3 at NTR Stadium. Access to the event for the general public is free for all three days.

Vice President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu will open the event on April 1 at 5:30 p.m. and Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan will open the craft and food exhibition earlier in the day at 10:00 a.m. More than 1,000 artists from different parts of the country will present classical, folk and popular culture traditions as well as handicrafts, cuisines exhibitions, coinciding with the Telugu Ugadi New Year festivities.

There will be live performances by classical music and dance maestros including Ananda Shankar Jayant, a musical evening by the famous trio Shankar Mahadevan-Ehsaan-Loy, a classical music performance of “Taal India” by Banyan Tree, followed by another musical evening by famous film music director SS Thaman, classical dance by Jayaprabha Menon, music by the famous duo of L. Subramaniam and Kavitha Krishnamurthy and so on for the three days.

Earlier, the event was held in Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh from March 26-27 and later at Warangal in Telangana from March 29-30, a press release said.

Darcy J. Skinner