Bharat Mahotsav” festival of one India held from 10th to 15th May 2023 at London, England, with the theme being “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” & 75 years of Indian independence organized by Confluence. Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi Honorable Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India joined via Video conferencing as The Chief Guest at Confluence. The Host of Confluence was Lord Raj Loomba CBE.
Every day at the Mohotsav, there was a different activity. Swadeshi Mart was held from the 11th to the 12th of May 2023, with a Swadeshi Parade on the 11th evening at the ROYAL LANCASTER LONDON HOTEL ASSOCIATES WITH TECHNO INSPECTA. The Swadeshi Parade an Indian Sustainable Fashion Show began with Rina Dhaka exhibiting khadi, followed by Simran Ahuja’s Eco-friendly materials, and concluded and Grand Finale by Smita Shrivastav Bridal Banaras showcasing Banarasi Handloom. Swadeshi Mart expo featured many category stalls to promote make in India items such as Rina Dhaka’s Khadi, Simran Ahuja Gujarat handloom stall, Himachal Handloom, Naturopathy, Vaastu, WELLNESS QUANTUM HEALING by Dr. VANDANA TYAGI (Wellness Guru & Consultant & Nutrition Founder Shakuntalam) Traditional Health Care., HEALTH & WELLNESS THROUGH AYUSH, SMITA Bridal Banaras, and others.
On 12th MAY ‘SWADESHI CONNECT’ ‘SWADESHI SAMMAN’ (BHARAT GAURAV SAMMAN) & GALA DINNER VENUE Was Organized at House of Lords (Parliament of The United Kingdom. The Guest of Honor for Swadeshi Samman were Lord Rami Ranger CBE Founder of Sun Mark and Sea Air, Maharani Ratna Singh Politician, Dr. Mohammad Amin Former Joint Director of Election Commission of India, RANI RAJITA SINGH Barwani Madhya Pradesh, Mr Darshan Grewal BJP Vice President Overseas the Former Mayors Parlour London Borough of Hounslow. DR. KANWARJEET SINGH KOCHHAR Owner of Tarurus Hotel, LIFE DESIGNER DR. ACHARAYA JEETU SINGH Best Celebrity Astrologer & Phdinvedic Astrology Guest Panellist On National Channels, BIPINCHANDRA CHHELAVDA Professional Astrologer & Vastu Consultant, ARUNESH SHRIVASTAV Chairman & Managing Director Indi Project Private Limited, RICHARD THOMPSON Chief Executive Officer at The Business Magazine & Black Ox, UDAY SHANKAR AKELLA Retd Squadron Leader & Entrepreneur, AMARJIT SINGH CEO Of India Business Group.
RAJKUMARI RATNA SINGH– Politician & Vikram Shankar, Entrepreneur and Creative Fund Engineer Major (MBA)In Finance Ma in Mass Communication Member of Icsti (Moscow), ASHOK SRIVASTAVA– Sr Anchor/Correspondent of Doordarshan, RAGASUDHA VINJAMURI– Founder, Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence Received the “Bharat Gaurav Samman Award” For Leadership & Excellence. The Innovative Youth Icon Award Were Received by ALEAH LEIGH WOODS– Owner and founder of Integrity Magazine, MR. HEMAN PARIKH, CA, ANKUSH AGARWAL, Chairman/Owner of A N K U S H D E V E L O P E R S P V T. LTD & SAVVY SINGH Astrologer, Vastu Consultant & Numerologer.
DHANASHREE PATIL– CEO Kamlesh Patilceo REDIO (Rescuing Every Distressed Indians Overseas), Prof Dr. KAMLA KAUSHIK-Folk Performer, RINA DHAKA-International Fashion Designer, RASHIDA RAJKOTWALLA- Creative Principal DWIP Consultants Ltd, KIRAN SAINI- Executive Director DCEA were felicitated with EMPOWERED WOMEN ICON AWARDS’. Following the award ceremony, participants from several categories were honored.
On 15th May ‘SWADESHI MANCH’ (CULTURAL PROGRAM) Was Seen at THE BHARAT BHAVAN 4A Castletown Rd, London W14 9HE, United Kingdom ASSOCIATES WITH SANSKRUTI CENTRE FOR CULTURAL EXCELLENCE where Amish Tripathi Minister (Culture & Education) At the High Commission of India in The UK and Director of The Nehru Centre, London was Guest of honor. The program followed by Lamp Lighting, National Anthem Renditio, Message by Honourable Culture Minister Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Felicitation to H.E. Amish Tripati – The Director Nehru Centre London, Invocation- Tributes to Cosmic Power- Shakti by Dr Ragasudha Vinjamuri, Tributes to Lord Shiva by Manju Sunil, Lakshmi Pillai Dance By Sanskruti Centre For Cultural Excellence Himachali Folk Oral Tradition by Prof Dr Kamala Kaushik, Tributes to Swami Ayyappa- by Manju Sunil and Lakshmi Pillai, Bharat Mata- A classical dance presentation by Shilpi Sai team, Contemporary Dance by Francis Cardoso, Address by Maharani Ratna Singh, Swadeshi Parade- A colourful display of Indian Textiles, REDIO (Rescuing Every Distressed Indians Overseas)- by Dhanasri Patil, Ramleela- A Musical Dance Drama By Kaftgram Production House Indian Dance Performance By Kids Gujarati Folk Dance Performance By Simran Ahuja Ms India, Actress TV Host, Celebrity Emcee, Author, Doctorate In Nature Cure, Masters In Finance, Queen Of Folk Dance, Cultural Ambassador, Yoga. World Music Performance, Group Performance, Vocal and Instrumental Music Performance, Group Folk Dance Were Organized on Swadeshi Manch. Confluence organized a Musical Ram Leela at Bhavan on May 15th, and from now on, the Musical Ram Leela will be held at every Bharat Mahotsav event.
The Confluence Aim to Promote Culture & Trade, Art, Startup, Innovations, Sustainable Development, Indian Fashion, Handloom, Tribal Products, Tourism, Women Empowerment, Heritage of India Promoting Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, Business Development, Networking Opportunities, Addressing Environmental Concerns & To Felicitate People with Excellence in Their Respective Fields.
“Bharat Mahotsav” is dedicated to the people of India and Indian diaspora overseas it is a reflection of socio – cultural, political and economic identity.
Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India said” India is a land of fairs and festivals. More festivals are observed in India than anywhere else in the world, almost every day of the year. Some festivals are celebrated throughout India, but this festival (Bharat Mahotsav) is for New India, a land of opportunities, the largest consumer base, and intellectual brains. Today, we want to celebrate diversity in fashion, art, culture, and business, and we intend to make this a bridging festival of two nations”.
Dr. Amitabh Shrivastav Curator of Bharat Mahotsav & Dr. Smita Shrivastav Founder -President of Confluence Said “Our goal is to maintain employment. To increase the marketability of such clusters’ products. To develop the abilities of traditional artisans in the related clusters. To provide shared amenities as well as upgraded tools and equipment for craftsmen. With the active participation of stakeholders, the cluster will be strengthened.