For the very first time, Ministry of Culture organised Madhavpur Mela in Gujarat with an objective to symbolise the country’s unity in diversity. The four-day long event was organised under the banner of “Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat in Madhavpur Ghed, district Porbandar. A group of 150 people from the Northeast were given a traditional welcome.
The purpose of this integration is to bring various parts of the country especially the Northeast, close to each other under the banner of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Madhavpur Mela shares its connection with the Mishmi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Mishmi tribe traces its ancestry to the legendary King Bhishmak and through him to his daughter Rukmini and Lord Krishna.
- The festival celebrated the immortal journey which Rukmini undertook from Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat with Lord Krishna.
- All the Union Territories and states except West Bengal are participating in the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat campaign and have been paired for the purpose of exchanges at the level of students, sports and through culture.