Varanasi, Dec 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in 'Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav' at Banaras Hindu University here and address the students on December 22, Union minister Mahesh Sharma said on Saturday.
Sharma was in the city to inaugurate the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav being organised by the Union Ministry of Culture. On this occasion, a government website of the Ministry of Culture www.rsmbhu2016.in was launched by the Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture.
Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi, BHU Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi, Union Secretary (Culture) N K Sinha along with other officials and faculty members and students of the varsity were present at the function.
The Union Minister congratulated the university for the successful organisation of the gala event. He said that such kind of festivities help in promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of our country.
Folk art of different states added glitter to the cultural festival, which included folk songs, folk dance, Malkhambh, martial art, Bin jogi of Haryana, Kachchi ghodi of Rajasthan among others.