Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat


The initiative ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ was announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister on 31st October, 2015 on the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Through this innovative measure, the knowledge of the culture, traditions and practices of different states & UTs will lead to an enhanced understanding and bonding between the states, thereby strengthening the unity and integrity of India.

The broad objectives of the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ initiative are as follows:


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.


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.


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.


long-term engagements.


an environment which promotes learning between States by sharing best practices and experiences.


Indian Railways connects communities across India through its network

Indian Railways keeps up with the spirit of #EkBharatShreshthaBharat