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G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting concludes in Varanasi !

G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting concludes in Varanasi !

Chennai=29.08.2023-Under India’s G20 Presidency, the one-day Culture Ministers is taking place in Varanasi on 26 August 2023, Saturday. The Culture Ministers’ Meeting began with a video message by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. During the address, he highlighted the importance of culture. 

During his address, the Prime Minister said, “Culture has the inherent ability to unite. This enables us to understand diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Therefore, your work is of great importance to all of humanity. We Indians are extremely proud of our eternal and diverse culture. We also attach great importance to our intangible cultural heritage. We are working hard to preserve and revive our heritage sites. The issue of the return of cultural property is an important one. I welcome your efforts in this regard. I am glad that your group has started the campaign ‘Culture unites all.  It embodies the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – 'One Earth, One Family, One Future'. I also appreciate the important role you are playing in shaping the G20 Action Plan with concrete outcomes.”

After the Prime Minister's address, the Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy delivered the welcome address followed by the representatives of Troika Indonesia and Brazil delivering their respective addresses. During the meeting, a detailed report on the insights and recommendations from the expert-driven Global Thematic Webinars titled ‘G20 Culture: Shaping the Global Narrative for Inclusive Growth’ will be released. Along with the report, a special postage stamp will also be released, marking the journey of the hallmark campaign of ‘Culture Unites All’. 

Earlier, during a press conference on 25 August 2023, Union Culture Minister G.Kishan Reddy said that “the Varanasi Culture meetings have created an opportunity to discuss multi-dimensional global relations related to the cultural sector.” He informed that “more than 400 antiquities have been retrieved and brought back to India since 2014.” Along with the Minister, Minister of State for Culture, Ms Meenakashi Lekhi said, “India’s presidency brings out the beautiful tapestry of the cultural milieu of the country and Varanasi specifically, which has been chosen as a UNESCO city of heritage for music.”

On the sidelines of the ministers’ meeting, a grand cultural musical concert ‘Sur Vasudha’ will be organized today at the Trade Facilitation Centre, bringing together musicians from 29 countries on the theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Further, the 4th G20 Culture Working Group meeting held in Varanasi from August 24-25. The meeting witnessed deliberations on the Draft Ministers’ declaration. Apart from the discussion the delegates visited the Sant Ravidas Ghat for a cruise on the River Ganga followed by the grand Ganga Aarti. Thereafter, the delegates witnessed a mesmerizing cultural performance organized by renowned dancer and choreographer, Rani Khanam.


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