National Register of India’s Intangible Culture

Posted: February 22, 2013 in Current affairs
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Government to Constitute an Expert Committee to Decide on the Work of Preparing a National Register of India’s Intangible Culture

The second meeting of the Coordination Committee on Living and Diverse Cultural Traditions was held  under the chairpersonship of Union Culture Minister. The high-powered committee goes into all aspects of intangible heritage and makes recommendations on the areas of preparation of a national inventory on Intangible Cultural Heritage, archives, education and outreach programmes by using such information. The committee comprises individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of research and promotion of Indian culture viz. Smt. Kapila Vatsyayan, Shri Sitakant Mahapatra, Prof. G.N. Devy, Prof. Kartikeya V. Sarabhai, Prof. Peter Ronald De Souza and secretaries of several ministries of the Union Government.

It was decided by the coordination committee that an expert committee should be constituted to decide on the work of preparing a national register of India’s intangible…

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