Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi participated in the G20 Culture Ministers Meeting on Friday hosted by Italy. She addressed participants of the meeting and presented India’s perspective on the topic ‘Culture and Creative Sectors as drivers for growth’. The minister outlined the significance of culture and creative sectors in providing economic growth and employment as well as its potential to give more opportunities to women, youth and to local communities. She highlighted various measures taken by India to develop culture and creative sectors like One District One Product scheme of Uttar Pradesh government, tourism circuits, and promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda.
At the end of the discussions, the G20 Ministers of Culture adopted the G20 Culture Working Group Terms of Reference.