Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Ekta Diwas on the occasion of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s anniversary on 31st October 2015 started ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana with an objective to strengthen cultural relations of various parts of the country and to embolden the mutual connection between the people dwelling in different states.
Under the ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ scheme, Madhya Pradesh has been made a partner of Nagaland and Manipur.
The Madhya Pradesh government has made its Higher Education Department as a nodal department to execute the scheme. An eight member’s team from Madhya Pradesh has also toured Manipur and Nagaland in this regard.
The Madhya Pradesh will participate in Sangai Mahotsav which is being organized in Manipur from 21st to 30th November. likewise, teams from Nagaland and Manipur will take part in ‘Lok Rang’ and ‘Bal Rang’ programmes to present their cultural programmes and to impart people with their culture.
Similarly, their one team will participate in the march past on the occasion of Republic Day- January 26 and Independence Day - August 15.
Moreover, translation work of Nagaland’s books has also been started in Madhya Pradesh to introduce people to the state with their activities and cultural heritage. Other activities are also being conducted in this regard.
Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat
The scheme ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ has been started with the prime objective to celebrate the unity in diversity culture of the nation and to bolster the sentimental bonds between the people of different states.
Sentiments for National Unity will be strengthened and encouraged between the citizens of states and states governed by the union government by conducting various activities throughout the year under this campaign.
Under the scheme, sentiments of common identity will be encouraged by generating the feeling of unity in diversity through presentations of flourishing heritage, culture, traditions and rituals of the states.
Who: Madhya Pradesh