Jyotirgamaya, a festival celebrating the brilliance of underappreciated performers, was launched in New Delhi by Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy. Sangeet Natak Akademi organised this festival as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and on the occasion of World Music Day to highlight the talent of rare musical instruments from all across the country, including street performers and train entertainers.
- Cultural Minister Reddy asserted that music is a universal language and that Indian music is extremely diverse, much like its culture.
- According to the Cultural Minister, music is a fundamental part of Indian culture.
- This event will further the preservation of folk music and its instruments, which should be given top attention.
The festival aims to raise awareness among attendees of the need of preserving both the production and playing of rare musical instruments. Sangeet Natak Akademi’s effort to save India’s vanishing performing arts is unique.