Taj Mahotsava to begin on Thursday

Agra Feb 18 (IANS) The annual ten-day cultural festival ‘Taj Mahotsava’, celebrating its silver jubilee is set to commence here on Thursday afternoon.

The inaugration event will take place at the sprawling Shilpgram complex, 500 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal.

Cultural programmes will be held at the Dara Shikoh library, Queen Empress library, Paliwal Park, Gandhi Memorial, Soor Sadan auditorium, to involve the whole city, and send out a message of Agra being a tourist-friendly city.

UP Tourism officials said a special programme will be held on February 22 at the Fatehpur Sikri complex, featuring Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist Vishwamohan Bhatt.

The festival modelled after the annual Surajkund International Crafts Mela, will feature artists like Mohit Chauhan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Palash Sen, Raju Srivastav, Raja Rancho, Sabri Brothers and Sharma Bandhus.

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