G20 Culture Ministers Meeting to begin in Varanasi

Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy will participate in the meeting

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G20 Culture Ministers Meeting to begin in Varanasi

The Culture Ministers’ Meeting (CMM) of G20 to be held today, August 26 in Varanasi, will be a culmination of all the previous meetings and discussions of India’s G20 Culture Working Group (CWG). 

Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy will participate in 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 launched in the CMM. 

A special postage stamp will also be released, marking the journey of the hallmark campaign of ‘Culture Unites All’ under the CWG of India’s G20 Presidency.

Talking to the media yesterday, 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.

Speaking on the occasion MoS, Culture, Ms Meenakashi Lekhi that 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.

Akashvani correspondent covering the event reports that a grand cultural musical concert Sur Vasudha will be organised today at the Trade Facilitation Centre, bringing together musicians from 29 countries on the theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Yesterday, after the working sessions concluded, 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 mesmerising cultural performance organised by renowned dancer and choreographer, Rani Khanam.

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