Central Advisory Board on Culture meets at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat


Hon’ble Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of Culture and Vice Chairperson GSDS chaired the meeting of the Central Advisory Board on Culture (CABC) at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat New Delhi on June 23, 2021. Some members attended the meeting physically others attended it virtually. Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti hosted the meeting.
In the meeting detailed discussions were held on the ongoing activities undertaken by the government and the way ahead in the celebration of 75 years of India’s independence – “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The Members of the CABC took cognizance of the activities and gave their valuable suggestions in this regard.
During the course of the daylong meeting, detailed discussions were held about the various other activities undertaken by the ministry like in the area of performing arts, museums and cultural spaces, activities of the various academies and knowledge institutions funded by the ministry of culture. A detailed presentation was also made on the various activities undertaken by the Archeological Survey of India in recent years.
The Members further advised the Ministry of Culture to evolve more programmes and to intensify the existing policy programmes to focus attention on creativity at different levels of Indian society, and different regions.
The meeting was attended by members Dr Anupama Hoskere, Prof. Chandan Kumar, Dr Chandra Prakash, Shri Chetan Joshi, Shri Ravindra Bajpai, Shri Devendra Sharma, Ven Lama Chospel Zotpa, Smt Manju Borah, Dr Vikram Sampath, Prof. Dr Achintya Biswas, Prof. Michel Danino, Shri S. N Sethuram, Dr Saroj Rani, Shri Sahamsher Singh Manhas, Dr B. R Mani and Prof Basant Shinde.
Besides the members, the meeting was attended by Secretary, Culture Shri Raghvendra Singh who is also the member convener of the committee as well as by senior officers of the Ministry of Culture including Shri Partha Sarathi Sen Sharma, Additional Secretary, MoC.
On June 24th a tour of the Fort Rai Pithora and Purana Quila was organised by the Ministry for the members. Director GSDS, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan also accompanied the members.