Nationwide Rangoli Making, Deshbhakti Songwriting Competition Launch, Winner Announcement April 13

New Delhi: As part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebration, the Ministry of Culture announced the holding of National Rangoli Making, Deshbhakti Geet Writing and Lori Writing Competitions.

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji mentioned to Mann Ki Baat, the Ministry of Culture will hold a ‘Rangoli’ making competition, Deshbhakti Geet competitions at the national level to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Rangoli making contest

Indians between the ages of 16 and 45 can submit their entries and only entries for Rangoli physical designs will be eligible for the competition. The Ministry of Culture informed that Rangoli linked to the freedom movement, image of a hero of the freedom struggle, an event of the independence movement of India with colors can be created.

The competition will take place in three stages: district, state and national level. The national level final will be held in Baisakhi next year (April 13).

State level winners will participate in the national level competition and from these 75 entrants will be selected as national winners. These 75 rangolis will be showcased on Basant Panchami in a prominent location in New Delhi and will also be rewarded.

“Deshbhakti Geet” competition

Song writing

Indian citizens between the ages of 16 and 45 can submit their applications. These patriotic songs can be in the native language, in the national language, and can also be written in English.

The competition will take place in four stages to inspire local flavors to emerge and be declared winners and also have the chance to compete at the district, state and national levels.

The national level final will be held on the occasion of Baisakhi next year (April 13). The winning compositions will be performed by some of India’s most accomplished artists at a star-studded event hosted by renowned lyricists and famous singers.

“Lori” contest


Any Indian can participate and the national level final will be held next year on International Women’s Day (March 8). Participants can submit lullabies relating to patriotism, poems and songs in their native language.

Here’s how to apply
1. Visit
2. On the home page, click on the ‘Contests’ section.
3. Choose the competition you want to participate in.
4. Provide your name, mobile phone number, email id and other details, including your registration package.
5. After filling in all the details, click “submit” to participate.
Detailed guidelines for participation are available at
It should be noted that Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Center to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
The Mahotsav is dedicated to the Indians who not only helped bring the country this far on its journey, but also the social, cultural, political and economic identity of India.

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