4th edition of
Purvanchal Festival

“Maati”

Sunday, 21st March 2021 – 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre (Gate No. 1),
Lodhi Estate, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi
(Restricted Entry) 

2-30 PM to 3-00 PM  
Welcome Tea/ Coffee / Chhachh

3-01 PM to 3-20 PM
INAUGURAL SESSION – Lamp Lighting, Inaugural Speeches
Chief Guest: Shri Desh Deepak Verma, IAS (Secretary General, Rajya Sabha)
Presided by: Shri Sushil Chandra Mishra (CMD, Oil India Limited)
Guest of Honour: Prof. Alok Rai (Vice-Chancellor, University of Lucknow)

3:21 PM to 3-30 PM  
Distribution of Prizes to Maati Competition Winners
Chief Guest: Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, IAS (Urban Secretary to Govt. of India)

3:31 PM to 4-10 PM  
KABEER BHAJAN, PHAGUA & FOLK SINGING
by Gajendra Pandey & Troupe (Varanasi)

4-11 PM to 5-00 PM
HASY RAS (Poetry Recitation)
Esteemed Poets: Achanak Mauvi, Nirjhar Pratapgarhi, Nagendra Anuj

 5-01PM to 6-00 PM  
FELICITATION SESSION – MAATI SAMMAN 2020 to Purvanchali Achievers
Chief Guest:
Shri Manoj Sinha
(Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of J&K)
Presided by:
Shri Ram Bahadur Rai (President, IGNCA)
Esteemed Awardees:
Shri Amitabh Kant, IAS (CEO, Niti Aayog)
Shri Saurabh Shukla (Film Actor & Director)
Shri Tapan Singhel (MD & CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance)
Shri Pratap Somvanshi (Executive Editor, Hindustan -HT Group)
Smt. Asha Patel (Senior Columnist & Editor-in-Chief, Garibon Ka Setu)
Shri Dr. Khalid Shaikh (Director, Sai Group of Hospitals)

6-00 PM onwards
TRADITIONAL SNACKS/ RATRI BHOJ