“Bharat Mahotsav” festival of one India celebrated the culmination of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and proclamation of Amrit Kaal transforming India into New India held from 24th to 28th August 2023 at Times Square Plaza in New York City organized by Confluence Dr.Amitabh Shrivastav, Smita Shrivastav and hosted by World Peace & Health Foundation by Pramod Bhagat and Ms. Neeraj Bhagat , Eminent Presence of Dr Sudhir Parikh, Dr Raj Bhayani, Mr Navin Shah, Mr Shuddh Prakash Jasuja, Spice-Indian Club United Nations , REDIO (Rescuing Every Distressed Indian Overseas), United Precious Insurance , Parikh Worldwide Media , Royal Albert’s Palace , Arya International to promote Indian Art & culture, Business Networking, Indian Fashion, Wellness on an international level and to provide a global platform to unsung talented artisans, weavers, and craftsmen of our country to showcase their unique & indigenous talent organized by Confluence celebrating ‘Culmination of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and proclamation of Amrit Kaal – transforming India to New India’, ‘Bharat Mahotsav’ – Festival of One India’ two of the most novel and inspiring initiatives of our Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji. Also promoting Uttar Pradesh Tourism in association with UPANA. The Chief Guest for the event was H.E Randhir Jaiswal Consul General of India New York and Special Guest of Honor was Amruta Fadnavis, Deputy Commissioner Dilip Chauhan.
The Bharat Mohotsav Newyork 2023 saw various activity every day.
On 25th August 2023 Swadeshi connect conference, and the topics were on Eco Restoration, Health & Wellness Session about REDIO App at United Nations Headquarter in association with SPICE Indian Club Represented by Shri Matbar Negi and same evening Swadeshi connect network was hosted by consulate of India in Newyork with an august presence of H.E Randheer Jaiswal Consul general and other creme de la creme of the NYC.
On 26th August Bharat Gaurav Samman – Swadeshi Manch, Swadeshi Samman and Swadeshi Parade held at Times Square, New York. Swadeshi Parade event initiated by Confluence and put together by Fashion Designer Smita Shrivastav from her label ‘Smitha Banaras’ to showcase upcoming line of clothing and accessories., Rina Dhaka the world famous senior fashion designer, British Fashion Designer Lucilia Fernandes showcased her extraordinary designs of Lucilia Couture Activities Like Lamp Lighting, Musical Concert at Times Square was highlighted with performances of was India’s First one of its kind Musical concerts with around 50,000 audience by The Stars like Amruta Fadnavis, Avitesh Shrivastava s/o Aadesh Shrivastava and Josh Moreland from Hollywood. Celebrity Chef Vikas khanna’s and Mount Everest summiteer Akash Negi’s got felicitated by Bharat Gaurav Samman, Classical and Bollywood Dance was done by Arya Dance group promoting India’s Rich Intangible & Cultural Heritage Make-up for the show was done by Makeup Artist Unnati Singh & Bollywood Makeup Artist Ritu Gandhi from Mumbai.
On 27th August “Swadeshi Wellness Conclave” Health and Wellness retreat in association with “World Peace and Health Foundation” at Hyatt Centric Wall Street New York in collaboration with AIMS (All India Medical Sciences) Gorakhpur and VIBHA Vigyan Bharti represented by eminent Dr Puneet Misra from AIMS Delhi.
On 28th August the culmination of event with spiritual summit performing the ritual of Rudrabhishek and confluence of Ganga water with Hudson Water at Waterfront Hyatt Centric Wall Street New York. The Ritual performed by Dr. Mohd. Amin Former Director Election Commission of India to promote UP Tourism in collab with Shri Rakesh Agarwal president UPANA Uttar Pradesh Association of North America.
On 27th and 29th August evening two grand galas hosted by Navin shah of Navika Capital and Albert Jassani of Royal Albert palace in the honor of Amruta fadnavis and celebrated Chandrayans successful landing on south pole of the moon.
Confluence and WPHF Aims to Promote Culture & Trade, Art, Startup, Innovations, Sustainable Development, Indian Fashion, Handloom, Tribal Products, Tourism, Women Empowerment, Heritage of India Promoting Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, Business Development, Networking Opportunities, Addressing Environmental Concerns & To Felicitate People with Excellence in Their Respective Fields.
Bharat Mahotsav is dedicated to the people of India and Indian diaspora overseas it reflects socio – cultural, political and economic identity. The conference showcased a book launch “Bharat – The rising of Vishwa guru” By Dr Vivek Singh at United Nations Headquarter New York. ‘Festival of one India shows India’s development through our ‘Swadeshi Manch’ which signifies Indian growth through the ‘last 75 years across all sectors’.
The conclave is at the helm of catalyzing the next big revolution of this world with India at its center amidst of international cohorts. This event included business & investment summit, fashion show, Folk & Cultural program, Business Meets & Felicitation Ceremony attended and participated by the dignitaries as Dr. Raj Bhayani, Shiv Agarwal, D.N Agrawal, Anupam Agrawal, Rajendra Prasad, Acharya Dr. Jeetu Singh, Milan Parikh, Jyotsna Sharma, Ms. Savvy Singh, Heman Parikh CPA, Simran Ahuja, Sandeep Soparkar and Venk Gorty Founder of MELP App.
Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India said through video conferencing ” I extend my best wishes to Confluence for Organizing ‘Bharat Mahotsav’ – Festival of one India with hosting partner of the Event in USA World Peace and Health Foundation in USA from 24th to 28th August2023 at TIMES SQUARE PLAZA IN NEW YORK CITY to promote Indian craft & culture, B2B meeting ,Indian Fashion, Wellness on an international level and to provide a global platform to unsung talented artisans, weavers, and craftsmen of our country to showcase their unique & indigenous talent.
Shri Devendra Fadnavis , Deputy CM of Maharashtra added, “It’s a very great to know that you all have come together to celebrate India’s grand success of Chandrayaan 3 I am very thankful to Mr Dilip Chauhan and organisers of Bharat Bharat Mahotsav that they are celebrating such a great moment in New York. The contribution of our women scientist in this great mission on the prime minister Narendra Modi ji has name this landing site Shiva Shakti point unlike before it is not only that India got added in the list of USA Russia and China for this achievement but proud to mention that India is the first country to land on the south pole of the moon”
Mrs Amruta Fadnavis. Amruta Fadnavis is a trained classical singer, a social activist and a banker. She is married to the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis. She also became the youngest first lady in the history of Maharashtra in 2014. She represented India at National Prayer Breakfast (2017), an International peace initiative presided over by the then US President Donald Trump. She has perfectly blended her life as a working woman and a socialite to nurture her interests and passion. She chose to have her own individuality rather than wrapped herself under the covers of the first lady of Maharashtra, which is definitely inspirational for many women today.
Dr. Smita Shrivastav Make In India Activist Founder-President Of Confluence Said” Taking Inspiration from “Make in India”, the idea of “Confluence” was to bridging the gap between art, artisans and the commoner. The quest was to create something meaningful and eccentric, streaming art for common people and simplifying art. Following the bugle of Make in India motto, Confluence initiative is also aiming to preserve and cherish the rich heritage of India in art and culture known since ancient times by our local folks.
Dr. Amitabh Shrivastav Curator Bharat Mahotsav Said “Through the convergence of cultures and the celebration of heritage, we illuminate the tapestry of human expression. Confluence and Bharat Mahotsav stand as tributes to the symphony of diversity that shapes our world.”
Deputy commissioner for Trade, investment and innovation for Mayor Eric Adams Office for International affairs, Mr. Dilip Chauhan “The celebrations at the Time Square, most iconic place in the world, Deputy Commissioner of NYC Mayor Office for International Affairs, Hon. Dilip Chauhan graced this occasion with his presence and inaugurate the event. Speaking on the occasion Chauhan said that Under the leadership of Mayor Eric Adams NYC is open for business and if you are looking to open your office or business in New York City please feel free to reach out to our office and will make sure to help you to expand your business in New York City.
This kind of event like BHARAT MAHOTSAV will strengthen relationship between NYC and INDIA.
On behalf of NYC Mayor –“Amruta Fadanvis” Banker, Singer, Artist and Founder of Divyaj Foundation received an Honor with Citation on behalf of NYC for her great service in the field of social reform. Dr. Amitabh Shrivastav is honored with N.Y.C. Mayor Citation for his service in the field of Curating and restoring of art and culture. Dr. Smita Shrivastav founder president confluence is honored with N.Y.C. Mayor Citation for his service in the field of revival of weaver’s clusters, social reform and make in India. This honor is given to Shri Pramod Bhagat president WPHF and the individuals who has performed outstanding service to the Community.