PM Modi worked tirelessly towards a cultural renaissance in India: M. Venkaiah Naidu
Former Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked tirelessly towards a cultural renaissance in India and the nation compliments him for this. Along with Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy, Mr Naidu inaugurated the Regional Centre of the Sangeet Natak Akademi in Hyderabad last evening.
This will be known as Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra. The foundation stone was also laid for the Bharata Kala Mandapam auditorium as a part of the centenary celebrations of renowned Musician Ghantasala Venkateswar Rao.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Naidu stressed the role of the mother tongue in protecting cultural heritage. He stated through the National Education Policy, Prime Minister Modi is further promoting and preserving the mother tongue.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy said over the last 10 years, the Government of India has tirelessly worked to preserve, propagate and protect our heritage. He said both the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Telugu states received a major fillip with the Prime Minister extending support for the past ten years.
He also stated that be it in the case of Ramappa Temple which was recognised with the UNESCO World Heritage tag and the restoration of the Kalyana Mandapam at Thousand Pillar Temple or in the domain of intangible cultural heritage, the Government has left no stone unturned in promoting it.
The academy had no presence in South India so far and the Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra is expected to fill this void, the centre is envisaged to promote research and documentation of Music, folk and tribal arts, theatre and puppetry.
The centre will be developed as a state-of-the-art Regional Centre and a leading cultural space that will foster the cultural growth and performative milieu of the state. On the occasion, Padma Awardees from Telugu states have been felicitated.