Government working to institutionalise global cultural initiatives in India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi said, ‘India’s vibrant culture and ancient heritage attracts tourists from all over the world.’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government is working to institutionalise the global cultural initiative and develop a modern system on the lines of similar events in cities like Venice, London and Sao Paulo.

In his address after inaugurating the first ‘India Art, Architecture and Design Biennale (IAADB) 2023’ at the Red Fort, Prime Minister Modi said that such events should get global recognition in the form of similar events in some cities of the world. He cited the rich ancient history of the country in the field of culture, architecture and artefacts and gave examples of development and renovation of holy places like Kedarnath and Mahakal and said that it is with a sense of pride to develop places associated with Indian art and architecture. A lot of work is happening.

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Prime Minister Modi said, ‘India’s vibrant culture and ancient heritage attracts tourists from all over the world.’ Noting that India is the most diverse country, he said that art and culture have been a source of diversity as well as unity, which both connects people and spreads harmony.

The Prime Minister said, ‘When my government talks about culture, we welcome and support all types of diversity.’ He said that India showcased its diversity through many programs during its presidency of the G20. He said that art, culture and architecture flourish only in an environment of freedom of thought, because diversity increases in the culture of debate and dialogue.

Prime Minister Modi said, ‘We are the most diverse country in the world, but this diversity also binds us together.’ He said that the launch of ‘cultural sites’ in five cities – Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi is a historic beginning and will enrich them.

The Prime Minister said that literature, art and music differentiate between humans and other species.