The much-awaited ‘Ganga Sanskriti Yatra’ showcasing & discovering culture heritage of Ganga will begin at Gangotri on 14th February, 2016 at 6:56 AM. The yatra will be inaugurated by K.K. Mittal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The closing ceremony will be held at Kapilmuni Ashram, Gangasagar, the summit of Ganga.
The objective of ‘Ganga Sanskriti Yatra’ is to showcase and discover the cultural diversity and heritage of Ganga river basin and also to spread necessary awareness to the masses about its safeguarding and rejuvenating.
Ganga is the lifeline and national heritage of India and is also the multiple streams of Indian Culture. This is the time to safeguard the cultural heritage. In view of that, the festival namely, “Ganga Sanskriti Yatra” has been planned. The festival is being organised from Gangotri to Gangasagar from 14 February to 13 March, 2016 in 262 different venues connecting with over 2.5 crore people.
Apart from the main venues of Yatra i.e, Gangotri, Haridwar, Bijnor, Farukkabad, Kannuj, Kanpur, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Gazipur, Baliya, Buxur, Chhapra, Vaishali, Patna, Begusarai, Munger, Sultanganj, Bhagalpur, Rajmahal, Murshidabad, Baharampur, Dakhineswar and Ganga Sagar, the festival will cover all the confluences of the tributaries of Ganga and the places of historical and cultural importance.