Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB)

The idea of a sustainable and structured cultural relationship between people from different regions was raised by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the Rashtriya Ekta Divas held on 31 October 2015, to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Honorable Prime Minister affirmed that cultural diversity is a joy that should be celebrated through the interaction and reciprocity between the people of different states and UT so that the spirit of common understanding pervades the land. water. Each state and UT in the country will be paired with another state/UT for a period of time, during which they will conduct structured interactions with each other in the areas of language, literature, culture food, festivals, cultural events, tourism, etc.

1.To celebrate the idea of India as a nation wherein different cultural units across varied geographies coalesce and interact with each other, this glorious manifestation of diverse languages, cuisine, music, dance, theatre, movies & films, handicrafts, sports, literature, festivals, painting, sculpture, etc. Will enable people to imbibe the innate chord of binding and brotherhood.

2.To make our people aware of the seamless integral hull of the Modern Indian State spread across a vast landmass on whose firm foundations, the geo-political strength of the country is ensured to benefit one and all.

3.To impress upon people at large about the increasing inter-connectedness between the constituents of various cultures and traditions, which is so vital for the spirit of nation-building.

4.To ease out the feeling of ‘stranger in a strange land’ among the people of different states, cultures, and traditions living in various states of India.

5.To induce a sense of responsibility & ownership for the nation as a whole through these close cross-cultural interactions as it intends to build up the inter-dependence matrix unequivocally.

6.To celebrate the diversity as well as the unity of the Nation at the same time.

7. To generate a vibrence of understanding & appreciation amongst the people and forge mutual bonding to secure an enriched value system of unity in the nation.

1.To CELEBRATE the Unity in Diversity of our Nation and to maintain and strengthen the fabric of traditionally existing emotional bonds between the people of our Country.

2.To PROMOTE the spirit of national integration through a deep and structured engagement between all Indian States and Union Territories through a year-long planned engagement between States.

3.To SHOWCASE the rich heritage and culture, customs and traditions of either State for enabling people to understand and appreciate the diversity that is India, thus fostering a sense of common identity.

4.TO ESTABLISH long-term engagements

5.TO CREATE an environment which promotes learning between States by sharing best practices and experiences.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat program aims to enhance interaction & promote mutual understanding between people of different states/UTs through the concept of state/UT pairing. The states carry out activities to promote a sustained and structured cultural connection in the areas of language learning, culture, traditions & music, tourism & cuisine, sports, and sharing of best practices, etc.

Geril Scaria George

Syama US

Jeena Joseph

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  • Identification of proverbs having similar meanings in the languages of the two States and their translation and dissemination for interchangeable use.
  • Organization of cultural exchange programs between partnering States with the help of troupes identified in the home state through cultural competitions.
  • Organization of culinary festivals/food festivals with the opportunity to learn the culinary practices of partner States.
  • Organization of educational/academic tours by university students reciprocally in the partnering states to bring out salient features of that state.
  • Organization of promotion of homestay culture for visitors from partnering states.
  • Organizing film festivals in the state with sub-titles in the language of the partnering state
  • Promoting dance/ music of the paired state through different competitions and festivals.
  • Display of local crafts and handlooms of paired state in cultural festivals and events.
  • Celebration of Annual-day/Statehood day of the paired state.
  • Formation of EBSB clubs and celebration of EBSB days.
  • Online quiz on various aspects of Partner State
  • Dissemination of Information about paired state’s food, culture, language, festivals, flora and fauna, etc. through videos/ YouTube channels
  • Formation of WhatsApp Buddies/ Skype Buddies from among students of the paired institutions