Uttarakhand Folk in G20 Summit : Amidst the grandeur of the G20 summit, as India took center stage on the global platform, a culturally enriching spectacle unfolded at the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, capturing the attention of world leaders.
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During the G20 summit, India basked in the international spotlight, and a captivating cultural moment unfolded at the Bharat Mandapam. The ‘Jyoti Sisters,’ comprising Jyoti Upreti and Neerja Upreti, hailing from the Hudaiti village in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, enchanted the audience with their mesmerizing folk songs performed in three distinct dialects of the state—Kumaoni, Garhwali, and Jaunsari.
These talented sisters, known as the ‘Jyoti Sisters,’ offered a poignant reminder of India’s rich cultural diversity and the hidden talents thriving in its remote corners. Their soul-stirring performances, deeply rooted in Uttarakhand’s folk heritage, earned them resounding applause and admiration from the audience, including dignitaries from around the globe.
Preserving Uttarakhand’s Traditional Art Forms The participation of the ‘Jyoti Sisters’ in this global event not only highlights their exceptional talent but also underscores the importance of preserving and promoting traditional art forms. Their seamless transitions between three distinct dialects during their performances stand as a testament to their unwavering dedication and profound passion for safeguarding Uttarakhand’s cultural legacy.
In a world where modernity often overshadows cultural foundations, the ‘Jyoti Sisters’ performance served as a poignant reminder of the enduring beauty and profound significance inherent in traditional art forms. Their presence at the G20 summit drew global attention to the artistic treasures concealed in the remote villages of Uttarakhand.