~ A celebration of Uttarakhand’s rich culture & heritage~
New Delhi, April 17, 2022: ‘Virasat Art and Heritage Festival 2022’ is going to be organized by REACH, an organization well-known for conducting cultural programs in Uttarakhand. This event will be held from 15th to 29th April 2022 at Dr B. R. Ambedkar Stadium (Kaulagarh Road), Dehradun.
The announcement was made by senior members of REACH today during a press conference held in the city. which senior members of the organization gave complete information about the event to the people. The festival is resuming after a gap of two years owing to Covid 19 pandemic. The residents of Dehradun and others visiting from across the country will get to experience a plethora of colourful cultural programs and workshops. The programs will mainly revolve around Craft Village, Food Festival, Classical Music and Dance, Folk Music and Dance, Concerts as well as Craft Workshops, Vintage and Classic Car and Bike Rally and Quiz events.
The two week-long festival, as part of its Silver Jubilee Edition has brought with it a confluence of famous personalities and events such as Padma Bhushan Parveen Sultana, Ghazal singer Talat Aziz, Wadali Brothers, Langa Manganiyar, Kathak and Flute-playing as well as Photography Competition and, Art and Craft Workshops. This year the Virasat Festival will present Virasat Samman to Dr Alka Mittal, the Managing Director of ONGC, for the tremendous support extended by her and ONGC to the festival over the years.
REACH was established in 1995 in Dehradun and has continued to organise the Virasat Festival ever since. Their aim is simply to preserve the value and essence of Indian art, culture and heritage and to bring these cultural values to the masses. Virasat has been instrumental in reviving many rural arts which were once on the verge of extinction due to a lack of an audience. The festival has played an important role in preserving and reviving our village’s traditions, music, dance, crafts, painting, sculpture, theatre, storytelling, traditional cuisine, etc. and bringing them into practice in these modern times, because of which our classical and contemporary arts have started being recognized once again.
Virasat 2022 promises to mesmerize you and take you on an unforgettable and enthralling musical and cultural journey.