Criticised Safai, Yogi Adityanath Govt. starts Gorakhpur Mahotsav

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A 3 days festival named as ‘Gorakhpur Mahotsav’ sponsored by Yogi Adityanath government will kick off from Thursday in his bastion Gorakhpur.

According to the official website of the Gorakhpur Mahotsav, the programme has been designed to encompass a mega trade fair and a variety of activities and events.

It includes a Children festival comprising of various academic, sports, and cultural inter-school competitions of children. An array of competitions are being organised for women also. To promote local artists, an opportunity is being given to showcase their talent. Whereas the programme also includes Bhojpuri Nights and Bhojpuri Nights.

The Gorakhpur Mahotsav sounds similar to Safai Mahotsav organised by the previous government of Uttar Pradesh which was criticised by the BJP and other political parties. However, unlike Safai Mahotsav which was a private affair organised by the Yadav clan, the Gorakhpur Mahotsav seems more like an annual festival of Uttar Pradesh.

UP Governor Ram Naik is expected to inaugurate the Mahotsav, while chief minister Adityanath is expected to be present in Gorakhpur on Saturday, according to district officials.

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