In collaboration with Union Ministry of Culture, Madhya Pradesh Department of Culture is organizing Simhastha Art Festival daily from 7 pm from April 22 to May 21 at Vikramaditya Manch in Garh Kalika and Bherugarh areas.
At Vikramaditya Manch in Garh Kalika, Bhajans of Anup Jalota’s disciple Shri Mukesh Tiwari left the audience spell-bound. Shri Munnalal Tomar and troupe from Bundelkhand Lok Kala Sanskriti Parishad, Bhopal stole hearts of the audience with presentation of folk songs. Badhai folk dance presented by Shri Aravind Yadav and group also drew applause.
One of audience Shri Shyam Sunder Rawal, 76, from village Bandka in Ghattiya tahasil of Ujjain district said that this is fifth Kumbh of his life. Such Simhastha was never held. He lauded new initiative of cultural programmes. He said that the state government has provided elixir-like water for holy dip and Achaman re-filling dried up Kshipra. Lauding Simhastha arrangements, Shri Deendayal from Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) said that drinking water arrangements at short distances, clean toilets and friendly conduct of police personnel have impressed him.