Kashi Utsav, a three-day festival is being organised in Varanasi, India, to celebrate the centuries old luminaries from Kashi who are Goswami Tulsidas, Sant Kabir, Sant Raidas, Bhartendu Harishchandra, Munshi Premchand and Shri Jaishankar Prasad. It will be hosted at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre, Varanasi from 16 to 18 Nov. 2021.
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is organising the programme on behalf of Ministry of Culture, Government of India, with the support of Uttar Pradesh State Government and Varanasi Administration under the aegis of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India.
A theme has been dedicated to each day of the festival and these are: ‘Kashi ke Hastakshar’; ‘Kabir, Raidas ki Bani aur Nirgun Kashi’ and ‘Kavita aur Kahani - Kashi ki Zubani’. The first day will focus on eminent literary figures, Bhartendu Harishchandra and Shri Jaishankar Prasad. The second day will highlight prominent poets, Sant Raidas and Sant Kabirdas and the final day will have Goswami Tulsidas and Munshi Premchand as focal points.