As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Textiles are organizing ‘Jharokha-Compendium of Indian handicraft/ handloom, art, and culture’. It will be a PAN India celebration which will be held at 16 locations in 13 states and UTs.
Jharokha is a celebration of traditional Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and art & culture. The first event under this celebration is being organized in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh starting from 8th March 2022 on the occasion of International Women’s Day. It will be organized at Rani Kamlapati Railway Station which is named after the brave and fearless Queen Kamlapati of the Gond kingdom of Madhya Pradesh.
This first event celebrates womanhood and the contribution of women in the field of art, craft, and culture. All the stalls at the event are being set up by the women artisans making it more special. The event will be inaugurated by women who have been role models in the society featuring renowned artist and Padma Shree awardee – Ms. Durga Bai Vyam, Director, AKAM; Ministry of Culture – Ms. Priyanka Chandra, IAS officer – Ms. Anubha Shrivastava, IPS officer – Ms. KiranlataKerketta and professor – Ms. Jaya Phookan. These women are a shining example of women empowerment. Their participation in the event will be an inspiration for other women to come forward and showcase their talent in different fields.
- The celebrations at Jharokha will include showcasing of handicraft and handloom products from across the country.
- Women artisans, weavers, and artists who have given their significant contribution in promoting and reviving Indian handloom and handicrafts will also be felicitated in the event.
- A literary corner focused on local art, culture and festivals will be setup at each venue along with food stalls celebrating local Indian cuisines.
- Another highlight of Jharokha will be the cultural events. These events will continue for 8 days and will include folk dance and singing performances by local teams and artists.
- A dedicated corner for Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) encompassing the culture and art of Manipur and Nagaland will also be setup at the venue.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture, and achievements.