RSM-2022 begins on colourful note in Warangal

The governor first inspected the various stalls on two sides of the ground as North and South zones, and interacted with the artists

Warangal: The second phase of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) 2022 began on a colourful note with Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan inaugurating the two-day mega cultural fete at the Arts and Science college grounds here on Tuesday.

The governor first inspected the various stalls on two sides of the ground as North and South zones, and interacted with the artists and artisans from various states. The gathering lustily cheered the governor when she started the inaugural speech in Telugu.

Governor Soundararajan said RSM-2022 was being organized to mark the 75th Independence Day and in the form Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to remind the youngsters of the sacrifices done by the great freedom fighters for the cause of India.

“Because of those freedom fighters and eminent personalities of various regions who participated in the struggle, the people of the country are able to breathe air and drink water freely. We are able to walk and work freely along with scaling greater heights,” she said.

Explaining how Subas Chandra Bose gathered people from various countries in the fight for India, Governor Soundararajan said there were many unsung heroes who fought bravely against the British Raj. “The young generation must know their history. It is the responsibility of parents and teachers to make them read the story of at least one freedom fighter a day.”

Prime Minister Modi on several occasions reminded the sacrifices of great freedom fighters. To make the present generation aware of them, he decided to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav across the country under which different activities were taken up with Indian culture and tradition as the focal point, she said.

She said the people of the country will follow several cultures and traditions depending on their region. But it is the same culture and tradition that unites the people of India from Kashmir to KanyaKumari.”

Several artists and artisans from all genres of Telangana, West Bengal, Haryana, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan are participating in the RSM celebrations and showcasing their culture and traditions along with handcrafts, paintings and various other materials prepared and manufactured in their regions.

RSM-2022 is organised by the central ministry of culture with an aim to celebrate the spirit of tradition, culture, heritage and diversity of the country and preserve, promote and reconnect the new generation with Indian culture and showcase the world about India’s ‘Unity in Diversity’.

The celebrations of RSM-2022 began with the dance performance of folk artists from various regions which grabbed the attention of several audiences who attended the celebrations.

As many as 700 artists from various states are participating in the RSM celebrations. Separate tents were established for their stay at the Arts and Science college grounds for the two days celebrations which will conclude in the presence of Union minister Kishan Reddy on March 30.

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