MLA Abhay Patil who was in Delhi to meet various ministers, met Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism and requested him to organize the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav for 10 days in Belagavi.
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was conceived by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2015, when the Ministry decided to organize it with an intent to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Country in all its rich and varied dimensions, viz Handicrafts, Cuisine, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Documentation and Performing Arts-Folk, Tribal, Classical and Contemporary- all in one place.
So far, the Ministry of Culture has organized 8 RSM’s i.e. 2 in Delhi, 2 in Karnataka, 1 each in Varanasi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and RSM North East in all NE State capitals.
The minister was very happy with the suggestion and promised to look into the matter within a month and decide on the same.
Patil also met Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India and asked for a special grant of Rs. 70 crores for the repairs of roads in the city. The minister has assured he will look into the same.
MLA Patil also met Radhakrishnan P, minister of state Finance and gave a memorandum for the release of funds for various development in his South constituency to the tune of Rs. 174 crore.