Tradtional New Year festivals are celebrated across the country in different ways, symbolising unity in diversity. These festivals mark the beginning of traditional New Year and reflect our country's composite culture and rich heritage. People of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana call it 'Ugadi', and in Karnataka, it is ‘Yugadi’. In Maharashtra, it is celebrated as ‘Gudi Padwa’, and in Tamil Nadu, it is observed as ‘Puthandu’. In Kerala celebrate the occasion as ‘Vishu’, Punjab sways to the festivities of ‘Vaisakhi’ and in Odisha, it is called ‘Pana Sankranthi’. In West Bengal, ‘Poila Boishakh’ ushers in the new year and in Assam, 'Bohag Bihu' marks the beginning of the new year. The names differ but the festive spirit suffused with joy, hope and togetherness remains the same.
Edition : 27th edition
Organized : Union Minister for Minority Affairs
Country : Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
The 27th “Hunar Haat” is being organised by Union Minister for Minority Affairs at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) from 12th March with “Commitment to Swadeshi & Swavalamban” (self-sustenance) and “Resolve to Self-reliant India”. The 27th “Hunar Haat” organised with the theme of “Vocal for Local” till 21st March, 2021. More than 600 artisans, craftsmen from more than 31 States/UTs are participating in the “Hunar Haat”.
About Hunar Haat
The Ministry of Union Minority Affairs organizes “Hunar Haat”. The event intends to provide employment opportunities to traditional culinary experts, artisans and craftsmen.
Edition : 11th edition
Theme : Global Manufacturing Hub for Chemicals and Petrochemicals
Organized : Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizer
11th edition of India Chem-2021 inaugurated on 17th March 2021. India Chem is one of the largest composite events of the chemical and petrochemical sector in the Asia-Pacific Region. Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, in association with FICCI, is organizing the 11th edition of India Chem- 2021 during 17-19th March 2021 in New Delhi. India Chem-2021 with the theme of “India: Global Manufacturing Hub for Chemicals and Petrochemicals” will showcase tremendous potential and supportive government policy for sustainable growth in the sector and provide a platform for domestic and international investors and other stakeholders to interact and forge alliances. This mega event will highlight the investment potential in Indian Chemicals & Petrochemicals Industry especially in Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIRs) to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.
MT Swarna Krishna ship is being sailed by all women officers first time in the world maritime history
In an attempt to acknowledge the efforts of women in breaking down the stereotypes in erstwhile male-dominated maritime sector, Union Minister of Shipping has Virtually flagged off an all-women crew onboard Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) vessel MT Swarna Krishna on March 8, 2021 to commemorate the International Women’s Day. This is the first time in the world maritime history that a ship is being sailed by all women officers
Edition : 2nd edition
Organized : Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
The 2nd edition of Maritime India Summit (MIS) 2021 held virtually from 2nd March to 4th March. The event is being organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) jointly with FICCI as Industrial Partner and EY as Knowledge Partner. the Maritime India Summit (MIS) is going to provide a powerful platform for international collaboration and bring in partner countries for mutual exchange of knowledge and opportunities. The Summit will visualize a roadmap for India's Maritime sector for next decade and will work to propel India to the forefront of the Global Maritime Sector. Eminent speakers from several countries attended the Summit and explore the potential business opportunities and investments in Indian Maritime domain. Denmark is the partner country for the three-day summit
Edition : 2nd
2021 Theme : Transforming lives
Organiser : Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology
Global Bio-India 2021 is expected to have representatives from 50+ countries. More partners are expected to join this biotechnology event. With participation from 200+ exhibitors, 5000+ delegates and 1000+ start-ups, the event will witness representation from academia, researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and medium and large scale Industry, Investors, Regulators, Policy Leaders, Enablers, national and organizations to facilitate the acceleration of the innovation ecosystem in India. Global Bio-India is expected to facilitate recognition of India as emerging Innovation Hub and Bio-manufacturing Hub for the world. It will facilitate scaling of India’s Biotech innovation ecosystem, investments, global networking and collaborations, Make In India for the Atmanirbhar Bharat.
About Global Bio-India Summit
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and it's Public Sector Undertaking, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) are organizing Global Bio-India Summit since 2019, a mega international congregation of biotechnology stakeholders, including international bodies, regulatory bodies, Central and State Ministries, SMEs, large industries, bioclusters, research institutes, investors, and the startup ecosystem.
Edition : 6th
2021 Theme : Future is Now
Organiser : Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers
The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, jointly with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry ( FICCI ) & Invest India is organizing the 6th edition of annual program on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Device sector – ‘India Pharma & India Medical Device 2021’ scheduled on 25-26 February & 1-2 March 2021.
The theme for this year India Pharma is ‘Indian Pharma Industry: “Future is Now” and for India Medical Device is “India MedTech Future: Innovate & Make in India through Global Alliance”. The participants will deliberate upon the opportunities and key challenges in the areas of the sectors. The event include a showcase of investment opportunities in India, panel discussions with industry leaders, International Drug Regulator Session, India Pharma & Medical Device Awards, and a discussion of sectoral startups. The Conference is being organized via virtual platform.
About India Pharma & India Medical Device Summit
The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) organsing annual event 'India Pharma & India Medical Device' since 2016.
26th “Hunar Haat” of indigenous artisans and craftsmen from across the country organized in New Delhi from 20th February 2021. The 26th “Hunar Haat” will be organised with the theme of “Vocal for Local” from 20th February to 01st March 2021 where more than 600 artisans and craftsmen, including a large number of women artisans, from more than 31 States/UTs will be participating.
About Hunar Haat
Union Ministry of Minority Affairs is organising “Hunar Haat” of indigenous artisans and craftsmen from across the country. the “Hunar Haat”, a “perfect platform” to promote indigenous products of artisans and craftsmen from across the country, has provided employment and employment opportunities to more than 5 lakh artisans, craftsmen and artists.
Edition : 16th
2021Theme : Higher Education @ 2030: R.I.S.E. - Resilience. Innovation. Sustainability. Enterprise
Organiser : Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI)
The 16th edition of FICCI higher Education Summit is being organised virtually by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI) in collaboration with Ministry of Education and Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The theme of the summit is ‘‘Higher Education @ 2030: R.I.S.E. - Resilience. Innovation. Sustainability. Enterprise". The Summit has evolved into a thought leadership forum and brings together key stakeholders including, policymakers, academicians, industry and students for deliberations and knowledge sharing at both national and international levels.
About FICCI Higher Education Summit
FICCI has been organizing the FICCI Higher Education Summit since 2004 with the support of Ministry of Education, Government of India. This event will have participation from all major Indian Educational Institutions from all streams, Universities, NGOs & renowned Educationalists. The event will also witness the participation of International and National Conference Delegates, Business Visitors, Students from all streams, Government Officials and Diplomats from Foreign Missions.
A forum for Indian and foreign higher educational institutions, EdTech companies and other service providers to showcase their best practices / products to the captive audience of several thousands. An ideal stage to tap the Asian market and network across continents with educators, higher educational institutions, service providers, technology corporations, etc. Participation expected from 65 plus countries (Africa, Middle East, SAARC, ASEAN, CIS, US, UK, EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.)
Edition : 11 th edition
Organized : Ministry of Culture
The eleventh edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is being held between 14th to 28th February, 2021. Renowned artists including local artists will be a part of this major festival. The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2021 will cover a profusion of folk art forms and it would offer the chance to experience the best in established and emerging virtuosity. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav organizes cultural programs, festivals and theatrical performances. The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav will reconnect the people, with their indigenous culture, its multi-faceted nature and historical importance in the context of India.
About Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav
Established : 2015
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, the flagship festival of Ministry of Culture organized since 2015 with the active participation of Seven Zonal Culture Centres has been playing a pivotal role to take the vibrant culture of India out to the masses instead of confining to auditoria and galleries. It has been instrumental in showcasing, folk and tribal art, dance, music, cuisines & culture of one state in other states reinforcing the cherished goal of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” and at the same time providing an effective platform to the artists and artisans to support their livelihood.
Edition : 18th
2021Theme : Move the Needle
Organiser : Govt of Telangana and Govt of India
Asia's largest 18th edition life-sciences and healthcare forum 'BioAsia' will focus on Covid-19, Global Health, Pharma, and MedTech. It is organised under the theme: ‘Move the Needle’. The conference held on February 22 and 23 in Hyderabad. This event will provide a unique opportunity to Pharma and Biotech companies, Biotech start-ups, Academic Institutions, Scientists and Researchers, Policy Makers, and Regulatory Experts across the globe to discuss the Coronavirus and other insightful topics related to the life sciences industry.
BioAsia is a comprehensive framework dedicated to investors, researchers, start-ups to bring them at one stage. The aim is to create business paradigms for the ever-evolving needs of the Lifesciences industry.
It is an event hosted to create business relations between various sectors of Lifesciences, an occasion where entrepreneurs have an opportunity to meet the pioneers in the industry.
Edition : 3rd edition
Organized : Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC)
3rd Edition of Indian Sign Language(ISL) launched virtually with 10,000 terms (including 6,000 earlier terms) on 17th February 2021 in a virtual programme. The 3rd edition of the ISL Dictionary contains total 10,000 terms of everyday use, academic terms, legal & administrative terms, medical terms, technical terms and agricultural terms. The Dictionary also contains regional signs used in different parts of the country. To promote the use of Indian Sign Language as educational mode for deaf students at primary, secondary and higher education levels.
About Indian Sign Language(ISL) Dictionary
The 1st edition of the ISL Dictionary was launched on 23rd March 2018 with 3000 terms and the 2nd edition with 6000 terms (including earlier 3000 terms) was launched on 27th February 2019. 3rd Edition of Indian Sign Language(ISL) with 10,000 terms (including 6,000 earlier terms) launched on 17th February 2021. The Dictionary has been brought out by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), an autonomous Institute under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
Keeping in line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister's call Vocal4Local, TRIFED is organizing Aadi Mahotsav at Dilli Haat, New Delhi from February 1-15, 2021.With more than 200 stalls from across the country and about 1000 artisans participated, the Aadi Mahotsav, an annual tribal festival organised by TRIFED is a way to draw the Adivasis into the mainstream and give them a chance to display their unique and range of products to a larger audience.
About Aadi Mahotsav
Organizer : Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).
The Aadi Mahotsav is an annual event that was started since 2017. The festival is an attempt to familiarise people with the rich and diverse craft, culture of tribal communities across the country, at one place. Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under the M/o Tribal Affairs, as the nodal agency working towards tribal empowerment, has been putting in place several initiatives that help in improving the income and livelihood of the tribal people, while preserving their way of life and tradition. The Aadi Mahotsav is one such initiative that helps enable the economic welfare of these communities and bring them closer towards mainstream development.
The festival features the exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery and much more through 200 stalls to showcase this. About 1000 tribal artisans and artists from across the country are participating in the festival. However, due to the pandemic, the 2020 edition of the festival could not be held.
About Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED)
TRIFED was established in August 1987 under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 1984 by the Government of India as a National level Cooperative body. TRIFED is mandated to ringing about socio-economic development of tribals of the country by institutionalising the trade of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) & Surplus Agricultural Produce (SAP) collected/ cultivated by them.
TRIFED plays the dual role of both a market developer and a service provider, empowering them with knowledge and tools to better their operations in a systematic, scientific manner and also assist them in developing their marketing approach.
Organiser : Union Ministry of Minority Affairs
2021 Theme : Vocal for Local
The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs is organising the 24th “Hunar Haat” to provide market opportunities to indigenous products of artisans and craftsmen at Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) from 22nd January to 04th February, 2021 with the theme of “Vocal for Local”. More than 5 lakh artisans, craftsmen are participated in “Hunar Haat”.
About Hunar Haat
The Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) organising ‘Hunar Haat’. The Hunar Haat initiative of the government will give a platform to artisans across India to showcase and sell their collections through the stalls at the fair.
Sources : PIB
Goa is set to host the 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) from January 16-24. The week long festival aims at providing a platform to filmmakers from across the globe to showcase their work while promoting art and cultural exchange. This festival is jointly hosted by the Government of Goa and Directorate of Film Festivals, under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
About International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
Established : 1952
Organised : Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Government of Goa
Hosting Country : India
Started way back in 1952, the first ever IFFI was organized by Government of India, with the patronage of the first Prime Minister of India – Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) aims at providing a common platform to the cinemas across the world to project the excellence of the art of film making. This India’s most prestigious festival is also the first International Film Festival held anywhere in Asia.
Sources : PIB
The Summit is being organized on 15th to 16th January, 2021. The Summit marks the fifth anniversary of the Startup India initiative. With participation from over 25 countries and more than 200 global speakers, the Summit will be the largest startup confluence organised by the Government of India since the launch of the Startup India initiative. It will focus on enhancing multilateral cooperation and engagement with countries from around the globe to collectively develop and strengthen the startup ecosystems.
About Prarambh: Startup India
Started Year : 2016
Organiser : Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
Startup India was launched on 16th January 2016 by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India with an objective to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities.
Sources : PIB