The Lokrang festival of Madhya Pradesh which commences on the republic day (26Th January) every year is a five-day long festival of Lokrang, Bhopal. The Madhya Pradesh Adivasi Lok Kala Academy has been organizing this cultural exposition at the Ravindra Bhavan’s open air auditorium for the past 20 years.
The major features of this festival are classical dances, tribal and folk dances, presentation and exhibition of art and craft, performing art form, and cultural presentations from foreign countries.
Since India is a land of diversities, with each state having its own background and cultural heritages, the Lokrang festival attempts to speculate each of these.
Each year this festival is conducted with a specific objective. Sometimes it focuses on West Indian cultures which portray the heritage of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa, while at others it focuses on the North India cultures which portray the heritage of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.
At the Lokrang festival, you get to witness the rich pageantry of life. The festival’s real aim is to eliminate the geo-political demarcations and make the country a unified whole. It accomplishes its objective by making people aware of the diverse cultures and lifestyles of India.