EK BHARAT SHRESHTHA BHARAT (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     22nd January 2024        

Context: Prime Minister’s ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ initiative resonates deeply with this notion and is a testament to the unwavering faith and generosity that transcends state borders, uniting a nation in the pilgrimage for a temple.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

  • About: The initiative ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ was announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister on 31st October, 2015 on the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Education
  • Aim: To enhance interaction & promote mutual understanding between people of different states/UTs through the concept of state/UT pairing.
  • Activities: Each state and union territory in the nation will be matched with another state/union territory for a designated period, during which they will engage in organized interactions encompassing language, literature, cuisine, festivals, cultural events, tourism, and more.
  • Objectives of the initiative

oCelebrate the Unity in Diversity of our nation and reinforce traditional emotional bonds among its people.

oFoster national integration through a year-long, structured engagement between all Indian States and Union Territories.

oPromote the rich heritage, culture, customs, and traditions of each State to enhance understanding and appreciation of India's diversity, fostering a shared identity.