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Ellora Ajanta Festival Held From Feb 2-4, 2024

The Ellora – Ajanta International Festival, held in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar concluded marking the end of a three-day musical extravaganza that delighted audiences with a rich cultural treat. After a seven-year hiatus, the event returned in 2023. Now, the district plans to host it annually in early February. District Guardian Minister Sandipan Bhumre, along with Ministers Atul Save and Abdul Sattar, and MLA Sanjay Shirsath, inaugurated the festival amidst grandeur, symbolized by the traditional lamp lighting ceremony.

Commitment to Cultural Enrichment and Tourism Development

Minister Bhumre expressed confidence that the festival would bring cultural acclaim to the city, contributing to its global recognition. He reiterated the government’s commitment to the development of tourism in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and pledged financial support for such cultural endeavors. Municipal Commissioner and Festival Joint Chairman G Srikanth highlighted the collaborative efforts of the government and ministers in organizing the festival, urging residents to actively participate and support the artists.

Diverse Performances

The festival showcased a diverse range of performances, including Ganesh Vandana Bharatnatyam by State Tourism Youth Ambassador Naveli Deshmukh, Bharatnatyam dance by Dr. Sandhya Purecha’s troupe, Instruments Fusion by Stree Shakti led by Pandita Anuradha Pal, and classical/semi-classical singing by Rahul Deshpande and Priyanka Barve. These performances captivated the audience, highlighting the richness of Indian classical arts. Kailash Kher, Shreya Ghoshal, Rahul Deshpande, and other musicians also performed in the cultural festival.

As the curtains close on the Ellora – Ajanta International Festival, it leaves behind a legacy of cultural enrichment and artistic excellence, furthering the city’s reputation as a hub of cultural activity and tourism development.

Important questions related to exams

1. When was the festival last organized before 2023?

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