About Sabarmati Festival

કલા * સંસ્કૃતિ * સંસ્કારોનો કિનારો

Ahmedabad, like any other human habitat, at the heart of it, is an expression of human imagination. But what sets this city apart, is the fact that for close to 6 centuries, the city has provided dwelling to a wide variety of population which has in turn made it into a melting pot of rich cultures.

Ahmedabad, like any other human habitat, at the heart of it, is an expression of human imagination. But what sets this city apart, is the fact that for close to 6 centuries, the city has provided dwelling to a wide variety of population which has in turn made it into a melting pot of rich cultures.

Apart from being a melting pot of cultures, the city of Ahmedabad, across categories of human expression, be it painting, architecture, economic activity, music, theatre, literature - is a unique mix of ancient merging with modernity and all along has been maintaining a noteworthy economic progress.

The city is a wonderful example of how diversity leads to the beauty of human expressions; and how organically it has today become a cosmopolitan for various cultures and communities to live and thrive. This diversity is the root from where all forms of art emanates.

Since ages, the river Sabarmati is a silent witness to all that has been happening with the city and its population.

This leads us to imagine an event, on the banks of the Sabarmati, which would become a grand celebration of human diversity and togetherness.

'Sabarmati Festival' is a celebration of all that this city has shared, expressed and cultivated over eons.

A festival that is absolutely international in its scale and vision and yet at the heart, it celebrates and showcases 'the spirit of ahmedabad’.

Festival Introduction

Sabarmati Festival 2018, is an international class cultural extravaganza, fuelled with a vision to create moments of joy for each and every participant, belonging to any and every walk of life. The festival becomes a showcase of events ranging across varied segments like Handicraft, Art, Craft, Music, Literature, Theatre, Dance, Cinema, Spirituality, Culinary Arts, Heritage, Awards etc. The event is a culmination of contributions from artists, citizens, institutes and academia all of which results into a living document of cultural diversity.

Dates : Week three of Jan 2018

Venue : Riverfront Event Centre

Entry is Open for all.

Small is Beautiful

With the theme 'Small is Beautiful', the festival aims to express that each one is a significant element in the fabric of the society and that every single contribution is important to make this world beautiful than before.

A society is a living commune, made by relentless contributions of every generation. In the journey of evolution, the seemingly tiniest of intervention leads to unparalleled outcomes. Endeavour of a non-descript teacher and nobility of a doctor, courage of a citizen and compassion of a home maker, commitment of a constable and perseverance of a student, honesty of a shopkeeper and service of a rickshaw driver - these and many such small moments from daily life makes the society what it is.

Sabarmati Festival 2018 is a tribute to the faceless citizen of the nation, whose smallest of contributions makes this country beautiful. The festival's second edition shall be an attempt to admire, appreciate and acknowledge these series of small acts performed by millions of un-noticed individuals in the course of history of the state of Gujarat.

The festival also aims to encourage volunteerism among the youth and involve them with the theme in an experiential manner.

The Intent

To be the most spectacular cultural event that has ever happened in Ahmedabad.

To instil a deep sense of pride among the citizens of city for their geographical identity.

To provide an inclusive cultural platform for youth to showcase their talent to the city.

To create opportunities of cultural entertainment through which the citizens can discover their roots and come face-to-face with their rich heritage (Ahmedabad is always known for its mega business events) To create a beautiful and grand festival that finds a place among the top art & culture festivals of the world.

Enhance tourism in Ahmedabad through this festival and AIM to make it cultural showcase of International level.

To recognise and acknowledge individuals and institutes for their efforts to add value to the cultural fabric of the city.

To create moments for citizens from various strata to know and interact with each other.