Events & Observances Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Events & Observances Current Affairs 2019-20 related to important days, weeks and months. In this category, we put important days celebrated and observed in India and states.

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Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav

The flagship and premier festival of Ministry of Culture, the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is to be conducted in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh on 14th October, 2019. It is a part of the Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat initiative that is being organized between 14th October, 2019 and 21st October 2019.

The festival began in 2015. It showcases rich cultural heritage of India. It includes classical and contemporary handicrafts, painting, arts-folk, sculpture, etc. It covers the fushion of folk art forms from 22 states and will offer the best chance to experience the emerging virtuosity.

Significance of the mahotsav

The aim is to promote engagement of different states and UTs to enhance mutual understanding and bonding between people of diverse culture. This will secure stronger unity and integrity of India.

Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat

It was announced by PM Modi in October 2015 on the occasion of 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The following are the main objectives of the initiative

  • To celebrate unity and diversity of the Nation
  • To promote the spirit of national integration
  • To show case the rich heritage and culture, traditions and customs of the country
  • To establish long-term engagements
  • To create environment that promotes learning between states

Recently after India-china informal summit, PM Modi chaired the meeting on Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat.

PM Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 8

On November 8, 2019, PM Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor to Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. The opening is being done on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

About the corridor

Kartarpur Sahib is located in the Narowal district of Pakistan across the Ravi river. It is about 4 km from the Dera Baba Nanak shriince in India. As a major initiative India and Pakistan agreed to set up the Kartarpur corridor that will connect the holy shrines.

The corridor will connect Dera Baba Nanak Shrine in Gurdaspur district in Punjab and Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. The corridor will facilitate visa free movement of Indian pilgrims to the shrine.

Till now, Indian devotes had to contend darshan using binoculars installed at the Dera Baba Nanak Sahib.

Significance of the shrine

The Gurudwara was built to commemorate the place where the Sikh founder Guru Nanak settled after completing his missionary works. He lived at the site for around 18 years till his death in 1539. The shrine is built where Guru Nanak is said to have died.