The week-long 44th Khajuraho dance festival began at the UNESCO world heritage site on Tuesday in a glittering ceremony. Governor of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel inaugurated the 44th edition of the festival by lighting the traditional lamp.The world famous dance festival will continue till February 26. The Khajuraho dance festival will include various dance forms like classical dances, including Kathak, Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Mohiniattam.
The Dance Festival is being organised by the culture department of the Madhya Pradesh government and will be held from February 20-26 at the temple town in Chhatarpur district.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.Some of its main objective includes signing of World Heritage Convention and to ensure the protection of their natural and cultural heritage,also encourage international cooperation in the conservation of our world’s cultural and natural heritage.establish management plans and set up reporting systems on the state of conservation of their World Heritage sites.
The temple Khajuraho Temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures built by the Chandela Dynasty between 950 and 1050 AD, promotes culture and art of India.
- The 44th edition of Khajuraho Dance Festival 2018 was held at Khajuraho temple, a UNESCO world heritage site in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh.
- The six-day-long this Dance festival Bharatnatyam dancer Lakshmi Vishwanathan from Chennai, Bharatnatyam dancer Hema Tharuna-Kalaanjali from Chennai, Kathak dancer Mohini Moghe from Jabalpur, Manipuri dancer Darshna Jhaveri from Mumbai and Odissi dancer Kadambari Shivaya from Mumbai and many other performances by artists from across the country including Kuchipudi dancing couple Raja-Radha Reddy from New Delhi.
- Khajuraho Dance Festival highlights richness of various Indian classical dance styles.It was inaugurated by Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and was organised by culture department of state government.
- Other than the dance performances ,this edition of the festival will also have a fete of fine arts called Art Mart, an MP Rajya Rupankar Kala Awards and Exhibition 2018, Dialogue on Arts – Kalavarta and Chal Chitra, a cinematic tribute to art traditions and artisans.
The Indian armed forces on Friday successfully test fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Dhanush in full operational configuration from a naval warship positioned in the Bay of Bengal.The missile test was carried out by Strategic Forces Command (SFC), the tri-services military command, from an undisclosed location nearly 45 km from the Paradip coast.The missile test’ Dhanush‘ also known as ‘Prithvi-III ‘ launch was part of training exercise by the SFC of Indian Navy.
The mission’ Dhanush ‘ was an excellent test as it measures all the parameters.The trial was conducted at about 10.52 am by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Navy from an undisclosed location nearly 45 km from the Paradip coast.
Dhanush missile developed for the Indian Navy.It can be used as an anti-ship weapon as well as for destroying land targets depending on the range. Dhanush missile is also known as Prithvi III.The missile is about 8.53 metres in length and 0.9 metre in diameter besides its launch weight about 4.4 tonnes. Naval version of the ‘Prithvi’ short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) has a striking range up to 350 km and can neutralise both land-based and sea-based targets.
- The Indian armed forces on Friday successfully test fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Dhanush in full operational configuration from a naval warship positioned in the Bay of Bengal.
- The trial Test was carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence forces.The missile ‘Dhanush’ capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg and hitting both land and sea-based targets.
- The missile ‘Dhanush’ is one of the five missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
- The test launch was tracked from its take-off to impact point through an integrated network of sophisticated radars and electro-optic instruments for data analysis. The missile was test fired from a naval warship and the mission parameters like elevation, trajectory, azimuth, flight path and stage separation were rightly validated.
- The test was aimed at checking the performance of manoeuvring stealth warheads besides gauging the efficiency and killing probability of the missile in a real-time situation.The missile Dhanush is under production after it successfully completed several developmental and user trials.