PM launches new creative initiative for cultural connections

Dated: December 23, 2015

Shreshtha Bharat

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has launched an innovative new initiative called ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ which aims to give a boost to the cultural connections between different parts of the country by enhancing interaction between people living in different states. This initiative is sure to bring back the lost touch of culture amongst the youngsters of the nation.

The idea is that each year one state should connect to any other state in India on a reciprocal basis. As the Prime Minister himself explained through an example in his speech, "Haryana as a state can decide to connect with Tamil Nadu for the year 2016 and the activities that Haryana state can undertake may include popularizing the rich heritage of Tamil Nadu in Haryana through song festivals, book festivals, literary events, food festivals, tours of people of Haryana to Tamil Nadu and vice versa. In the year 2017, Haryana would connect to any other state and in 2018 to another state and so on".

This initiative focuses to connect people-to-people which should be implemented with inputs from the citizens of India. The citizens are invited to submit their ideas in kernel format; they can also explain their view point in detail on the themes and sub-themes.

This creative initiative by the Prime Minister is sure to attract the young India in large numbers and would also seed the knowledge of our culture, traditions and practices of India amongst the young generations which would lead to an enhanced understanding and strengthening the unity and integrity of the country.

The submissions will be evaluated on the criteria of implementability of the proposals,
originality and innovation in ideas, the breadth and width of the cultural connect envisioned and use of modern communication tools envisaged. Every entry would be evaluated on its own merit and while an idea explained in greater detail has greater salience

Participants may submit their entries as attached PDF documents while providing a summary of their proposals in the comment section. The winners of the contest will be awarded a certificate by the Prime Minister, along with cash prizes of rupees100,000, rupees 75,000 and rupees 50,000.

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