Published On : Fri, May 17th, 2013
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“Provide artistic wings to the Indian culture for touching the new height of glory, tradition”

The Cultural Minister Sanjay Deotale lamented that the Indian culture, to some extent, is battling for its existence in rapidly growing globalization situation

Nagpur News: The Cultural Minister in Maharashtra Government Sanjay Deotale has passionately appealed the South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) in Nagpur to strive for saving and maintaining the traditional and glorious culture of India in this globalization of the world situation. The Indian culture is not just valued in the country but several countries around the world value and respect it and try to imbibe the culture in the citizens apart from their own traditional culture, claimed Deotale. He lamented that the Indian culture, to some extent, is battling for its existence since a large number of youths across the nation, unfortunately, had and have been adopting the foreign culture. “The today’s youths must be made aware of and imbibed with the beautiful and traditional treasure of Indian culture,” the Minister asserted.

The Cultural Minister in Maharashtra Government Sanjay Deotale was speaking at a annual meeting of SCZCC. Director of Directorate of Cultural Affairs Maharashtra Government Ashutosh Ghorpade, SCZCC Director Ravinder Kumar Singhal, Deputy Director Anita Meshram, Public Relations Officer Ganesh Thorat, and members of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh cultural centres were present at SCZCC meeting.

Deotale, while discussing the various programmes organized by the SCZCC for development of the various cultures, further said, that any culture of a particular state is associated with its geographic position. Therefore to maintain and develop that culture, the SCZCC must consider the environmental and geographical position for the purpose efforts should be made to take care of retaining the culture of that state. The local people should be apprised of the culture through various cultural programmes. Similarly, the SCZCC should strive for creating awareness about the rich Indian culture by various meaningful activities, added the Minister.

“There are seven zonal cultural centres in the country and the Nagpur centre consists of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh. All these five states felicitate and honour the budding youths for their talents in various cultural fields every year. The artists are also awarded Rs 10,000 in cash in order to encourage them to display and develop their talents to an excellent height. The artists showcase their talents in traditional Indian dancing, music, sculptures and hastkala (Hand arts) and eloquently provide artistic wings to their talents and spread them to other parts of the our country and foreign countries as well,” the minister asserted.