Minister of Culture Prahlad Singh Patel chaired the meeting of the Central Advisory Board on Culture (CABC) at Gandhi Smriti (Rajghat) in New Delhi yesterday. 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 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 it.
During the discussion, the Members 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. The culture minister welcomed the suggestions and assured the Members that appropriate actions would be taken by the ministry for promotion, development and preservation of India’s rich culture and heritage.