Union Minister kishan reddy inaugurated the Ganga Utsav 2022 in New Delhi
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The Union Minister for Culture, Tourism G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the Ganga Utsav 2022 on 4 November, 2022 in New Delhi.
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti is organising Ganga Utsav.
It is organised on 4th November, 2022 at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi in two sessions.
G. Kishan Reddy was the Chief Guest in the morning session in the presence of the Minister for State, Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs Bishweswar Tudu.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat presided over the evening session.
NMCG will take Ganga Utsav - Nadi Mahotsav 2022 to new heights through active participation of multiple stakeholders.
Objective of Ganga Utsav 2022
The main objective of Ganga Utsav 2022 is to celebrate our rivers and spread awareness on the importance of river rejuvenation across river basins in India.
It aims to organise similar events at more than 75 locations in different states to celebrate the Festival of Rivers of India.
Various activities of Ganga Utsav will take place on both physical and virtual platforms at the Centre, State and District level.
Background of the Ganga Utsav
Initially this festival was organised in the year 2017 as 'Ek Sham Ganga Ke Naam' involving limited stakeholders.
With the help of an international consortium like Indo-German cooperation, the event later evolved into 'Bal Ganga Mela' in the year 2018.
Bal Ganga Mela 2018 was organised in association with HCL Foundation.
In the year 2019, the event progressed into a carnival, which saw the participation of school students and youth.
The third edition of Ganga Utsav 2020 was organised through a three-day virtual medium.
Ganga Utsav 2021- Nadi Mahotsav was celebrated as part of the celebration of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.
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