Art & Culture Current Affairs

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“Dekho Apna Desh”: A Webinar launched by Tourism Ministry

On April 14, 2020, the Ministry of Tourism launched “Dekho Apna Desh”. It is a webinar that caters in-depth information about tourist destinations in the country. It also provides details about culture and heritage of India.

Highlights

The first webinar series is to explain long history of Delhi. It has been titled as “City of cities-Delhi’s Personal Diary”. The first session was a huge success with more than 5,546 people attending it.

The second series

The second webinar series is to start on April 16, 2020. The second series has been named “Calcutta-A Confluences of Culture”. The series is to discuss how the melting pot of diversity is to be kept alive.

Tourism

The tourism sector is greatly affected by COVID-19. The tourism sector currently accounts to 10% of global GDP. With the world affected by severe lock down, the tourism sector has cut down 50 million jobs. It might take 10 months for the tourism sector to recover.

ICCR launches International painting competition on COVID-19

On March 31, 2020, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) launched global painting competition on the title

Title: United against CORONA-Express through Art

Highlights

The ICCR aims to build cultural links between countries in the world. It tries to bring all the cultures united against single emotion of fighting against the COVID-19 together.

The event encourages artistic expressions of ideas, feelings and thoughts on social distancing, fight against the virus and quarantine.

ICCR

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He was the first Education minister of India. The Council organizes cultural festivals all over the world and in India. It supports cultural institutions and sponsors talented performers in the field of music, dance, theatre. The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding is administered by ICCR since 1965.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Abul Kalam played a major role to establish a strong education foundation in India. His birthday (November 11) is celebrated as National Education Day all over India. His real name was Abul Kalam. He was honoured as “Maulana” meaning “Our Master” and Azad was his pen name.