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India's First Lighthouse Festival

Published on September 25, 2023
Current Context: The Bharatiya Prakash Sthamb Utsav or Indian Lighthouse Festival is a celebration of India’s maritime heritage and culture through its 75 iconic lighthouses.
India's First Lighthouse Festival
  • The festival was inaugurated by Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the historic Fort Aguada in Panjim, Goa.
  • The festival aims to develop the lighthouses into major tourist destinations and educational and cultural hubs with the help of public-private partnership.
  • The festival also marks the enactment of the Marine Aids to Navigation Act, 2021, which provides a framework for the development, maintenance and management of aids to navigation in India.
  • The festival is a tribute to the rich and glorious maritime history of India and its lighthouses that have served as silent sentinels of the coastlines for centuries.


Q.1 Who inaugurated the Bharatiya Prakash Sthamb Utsav or Indian Lighthouse Festival?
a. Narendra Modi
b. Sarbananda Sonowal
c. Amit Shah
d. Rajnath Singh

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