According to the most recent information, this year's three-day, highly regarded Rajgir Mahotsav will begin on November 29. In reference to this, Nalanda DM Shashank Shubhankar noted that the timetable was decided upon after discussion with the state agency responsible for developing tourism, which is also the Mahotsav's co-host. He continued by saying that the tourism department would soon also be announcing the names of the artists.
The seven-day "Gram Shri Mela," which will also be organised within the Mahotsav region, is intended to promote rural art, according to the DM, who also provided details about the events that will be part of this year's Mahotsav. He announced that there would also be a literature fair, culinary mela, leisure zone, and agriculture mela.
He announced that during the three-day extravaganza, the customary "tonga" and "palki" decoration competitions, painting competitions, and Sadbhavna March would also be organised. Additionally, the district administration has set up 32 cells under the supervision of senior district officials to ensure that the event is conducted without a hitch.
Initiated in 1986 by the then-Union Tourism Minister H K L Bhagat and the then-CM of Bihar Bindeshwari Dubey, the Rajgir Nritya Mahotsav was a low-key event that was primarily attended by officials and a small number of visitors until it was moved to the expansive Qila Maidan in 2011 by the then-Nalanda DM Sanjay Kumar Agrawal after CM Nitish Kumar expressed his desire to shift the Ma
The Mahotsav was moved to the RICC and hockey stadium in 2017 after the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) prohibited the use of the protected Qila Maidan.