The Union Minister of Culture Kumari Selja has issued the following statement enlisting the new initiatives of the Union Ministry of Culture at a press conference in New Delhi today.
“Ministry of Culture mandated to undertake activities ranging from protecting and encouraging cultural endeavors at the grassroots level to promoting cultural exchanges internationally, is also responsible for preserving India’s ancient heritage as well as encouraging contemporary creative art forms.
In the recent past some path-breaking, innovative and meaningful steps have been initiated by the MOC culminating in schemes which not only aim at involving the underprivileged sections of the country in the cultural processes, but also supporting deserving artists as well as sustaining research and development in the field. Details of some of these new initiatives as well as landmark achievements are as below:
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