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The word Nari Shakti is chosen as the word of the Year 2018 by the Oxford dictionaries. The announcement regarding this was made in the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF).
Why Nari Shakti was chosen as word of the year?
The Oxford dictionaries have cited following reasons for choosing Nari Shakti as word of the year:
- There was a large spike in the use of word Nari Shakti in March 2018 around the Government of India’s Nari Shakti Puraskar (Women Power Award) held on the International Women’s Day.
- Two major decisions of the Supreme Court contributed to Nari Shakti’s prominence in 2018. One was a ban on ‘triple-talaq’ and second, the taking down of a rule that disallowed menstrual women entry to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
The Word Nari Shakti derived from Sanskrit symbolises women who are capable to take charge of their lives. The word Nari Shakti encapsulates the spirit of our times, with all its struggles, challenges, and triumphs.
2017 Word of the Year
In 2017 Oxford dictionaries for the first time had announced the Hindi word of the year. Aadhaar was declared as the word of the year in 2018.
Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF)
Jaipur Literature Festival is described as the greatest literary show on Earth. JLF brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
The Jaipur Literature Festival set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in Jaipur is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts.
Bharat Parv is a five day event hosted as part of Republic Day celebrations. Bharat Parv organised at Red Fort, Delhi aims to generate a patriotic fervour and promote the rich cultural diversity of the country.
Attractions of Bharat Parv
Bharat Parv showcases the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. The important attractions of Bharat Parv are:
- Replica of the Statue of Unity.
- Gandhi Gram in which 10 painting artists will create paintings on the theme of Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Display of Republic Day parade tableaux
- Performances by the Armed Forces bands.
- Theme based State Pavilions where each state showcases its strength along with its tourism products.
- Daily cultural performances by North Zone Cultural Centre.
Bharat Parv has been organised by Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central Ministries and State Governments.