ABOUT Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB)
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) has been one of the major flagship programmes of the Government to bring in cultural integration of the country. EBSB was announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 31st October, 2015 on the occasion of the 140th Birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India is the coordinating Ministry for these activities under EBSB.
India is unique by its diverse, multi cultural, multi lingual nature, yet stands together as one nation with various religions, traditions, values, culture, languages, dresses, festivals, food cuisines etc. EBSB celebrates the unity in diversity through mutual interaction & joint programs between people and institutes of different states and UTs. The pairing state of Kerala is Himachal Pradesh and the pairing College of Bishop Chulaparambil Memorial College is Government College Karsog, Himachal Pradesh.
EBSB is an extended platform for students of our college to understand and learn about Himachal Pradesh and its people, culture, life style, food habits, music, dance, dressing styles, festivals etc. Various programmes are organized every month to know more about Himachal Pradesh through our pairing institute and many videos are prepared to send to them to know more about Kerala and culture here. This is a knowledge giving yet fun drive with our Principal Dr. Teena Annah Thomas, IQAC Coordinator Dr. Stephy Thomas and EBSB Coordinator Dr. Elizabeth V. John.
The broad objectives of the initiative :
CELEBRATE the Unity in Diversity of our Nation and to maintain and strengthen the fabric of traditionally existing emotional bonds between the people of our Country
PROMOTE the spirit of national integration through a deep and structured engagement between all Indian States and Union Territories through a year-long planned engagement between States
SHOWCASE the rich heritage and culture, customs and traditions of either State for enabling people to understand and appreciate the diversity that is India, thus fostering a sense of common identity
ESTABLISH long-term engagements
CREATE an environment which promotes learning between States by sharing best practices and experiences
KEY THEMES FOR INTERACTION
celebrate the idea of India as a nation wherein different cultural units across varied geographies coalesce and interact with each other, this glorious manifestation of diverse cuisine, music, dance, theatre, movies & films, handicrafts, sports, literature, festivals, painting, sculpture etc. will enable people to imbibe the innate chord of binding and brotherhood.
make our people aware about the seamless integral hull of the Modern Indian State spread across a vast landmass on whose firm foundations, the geo-political strength of the country is ensured to benefit one and all.
impress upon people at large about the increasing inter-connectedness between the constituents of various cultures and traditions, which is so vital for the spirit of nation building.
induce a sense of responsibility & ownership for the nation as a whole through these close cross-cultural interactions as it intends to build up the inter-dependence.