Patliputra Mahotsav 2018

Hey Patna! How was your New Year Celebration, I hope it was the best, that you will cherish till you celebrate the next. Many people were in a dilemma that how after the great “alcohol ban”, the new year will be. But the event managers in Patna left no stone unturned to make it the best for our town people.

One such initiative was the Patliputra Mahotsav. The perfect combination of tradition, technology, entertainment, art and craft and what not.

Did you paid a visit? If yes, then I am hell sure you must have enjoyed it a lot and experienced the vivid aroma of our state. In one way our state is still grounded on traditional roots and on the other hand our youth is trying to make it a state where entrepreneurs are budding every single minute that too with great enthusiasm.

Patliputra Mahotsav was a great success this year. The event highlighted both traditional and modern forms of art and crafts, several stalls presenting their unique offerings, and wannabe entrepreneurs showing up their innovative business ideas. The event also did its best in entertaining the audience with performances from reputed Daksh Band.

Patliputra Mahotsav closing ceremony was full of amazing performances and people from different fields. The closing ceremony was organized by Reliable India. Actress Priyanka Chauhan was the chief guest of the closing ceremony. Other notable personalities present at the event were singer Bageshah Jha and prominent dancer Mausam Sharma.

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Daksh Band Performing At Patliputra Mahotsav

The day before the closing ceremony, Daksh Band made everyone jiggle with their hit numbers like Kurbaan Hua, Sun Sathiya, Teri Meri Kahani and some other rocking numbers. At the end of their performance Kavish Mishra, the lead singer of the band couldn’t resist complimenting the positive vibes and sporty spirit of Patnaites.

Right from the opening day of the event, Patliputra Mahotsav attracted the attention of Patnaites. It was the talk of the town for the last seven days. One of the highlights of the event was, “Bihar Ideathon – Badalte Bihar Ki Ek Nayi Soch”. This whole initiative was focused on providing a platform to the youths of different colleges to present their startup idea. This whole procedure was divided into three categories, Sociothon, Technothon, and Eduthon. The cash prize of 5000 was announced for the winners (in each section) along with the additional support from JDU industry cell.

In Sociothon category Medishasla, a startup by students of BIT Patna won first prize for their brilliant idea, to provide medical facilities to people at the lowest possible cost. Tech get Innovation won the first prize in Technothon category for their brilliant startup idea of an automated system for irrigation, similarly in Eduthon category Prodigal learning, a startup which provides course material in e-form for the students of all boards.

Along with this one more significant initiative, this year was “Mera startup expo” which also attracted the eye-ball of investors and entrepreneur. Five startups namely Sakshi textiles,,, tech-get innovation, and were selected and awarded mementos and certificates from the organizing committee of Patliputra Mahotsav.

So altogether, it was an immensely remarkable platform for the youth entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas and get it known to the renowned business persons and Investors and grab their eye-ball, for their ambitious projects.

We Patnaties need more of such exhibitions, which has something or the other to offer to each section of our society, be it youth or old age group. Be it home décor, or something crucial to a career.

Anubha Rani

I'm an avid reader, a foodie, and a movie buff; who is passionate about the positivity around us. I love to dream and convert those dreams into words. At one moment I'm inside a shell and the very next moment I'm the ferocious one. Dynamism is my forte. Apart from being a dreamer, I'm also a woman with a beating heart and a curious mind questioning traditional social norms. I'm a rebel at one moment and just opposite at the very next moment. My fuel is the smile of my son, the happiness of my family, and lots of coffee. I'm also not ashamed of spending money on buying books and to fill my (always empty) stomach.

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