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Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav

Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 1: Indian History- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

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Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav- Context

  • Recently, the Grand Finale of All India Vande Bharatam, Nritya Utsav was hosted at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Auditorium on 19th December.
  • 73 groups comprising 949 dancers from 4 zones have made it to the Grand Finale of the Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav.

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Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav- Key Points

  • About: Vande Bharatam is an All-India dance competition being organized as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of independence of India.
  • Organizing Ministry: Vande Bharatam is a unique initiative of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Culture.
  • Key Objective: Vande Bharatam competition aims to select the top dancing talent from across the country and provide them the opportunity to perform during the Republic Day Parade 2022.
  • Participation: Over 2,400 participants from 200 plus teams were short-listed for the zonal level competition under Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav.
    • Participating groups performed specially choreographed acts in various dance categories like classical, folk, tribal, and fusion.
  • Award: Winners of the Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to display their talent at the Republic Day Parade which is watched not only in India but across the globe.

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Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav- Selection Procedure

  • Step 1: The Vande Bharatam competition began at the district level and saw the participation of more than 3,870 contestants in 323 groups.
  • Step 2: Those who cleared the screening at the district level took part in the state-level competition. More than 20 virtual events were conducted for the state-level competition.
  • Step 3: Over 300 groups were selected for the state-level comprising over 3,000 dancers/participants. Thus, the event allowed all aspirants to showcase their talent to win a slot at the National level.


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