On February 8, 2022, under the Amrit Mahotsav, on the 75th independence year, the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh, will organise the Nirjharini Mahotsav on Narmada Jayanti.
The Culture Department, in collaboration with various district administration, will kickstart the celebrations across various districts of Madhya Pradesh like Mandala, Anuppur, Dindori, Jabalpur, Barmanghat, Hoshangabad, Nemavar, Dewas, Omkareshwar, Khandwa, Mandaleshwar, Khargone, Dahi (Dhar) and Badwani. The celebrations will kickstart from 6.30 pm on the day.
The Nirjharini Mahotsav will also bring to fore and celebrate the immense contribution of the Indian rivers, which have been central contributors to developing the civilisation and Indian culture. In India, Neer (water), Nari (woman) and Nadi (river) are all revered. With this view, the department has ensured to express the feeling of gratitude towards the Narmada River, which is revered as the life-giving mother in Madhya Pradesh. It will also focus on showcasing the rich and diverse culture that has developed on its banks.
The Mahotsav would see a plethora of rich cultural expressions such as tribal and folk-dance forms, ‘Leela Natya,’ musical performances including singing and instrumentals as well as an exhibition of tribal paintings narrating stories focusing on various aspects of the River, Ekagra picture exhibition based on the tribal characters described in Ramayana and film screening. The local administration will also organise Aarti, Prabhat Pheri among other events of religious significance, on this occasion.