PM Modi took initiative for cultural, Hindu renaissance in India, says former VP Venkaiah Naidu

Hyderabad: Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a great initiative for the cultural and Hindu renaissance in the country with the consecration of Ram temple in Ayodhya and that the nation compliments him for it.

Observing that India’s cultural renaissance is the need of the hour, he said the cultural centres need to strive towards showcasing the nation’s culture, tradition and arts to the world.

He was speaking after inaugurating, along with Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy, the Regional Centre of the Sangeet Natak Akademi “Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra” here and laying the foundation stone for the Bharata Kala Mandapa auditorium as a part of the centenary celebrations of legendary Telugu singer Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.

Naidu commended Prime Minister Modi’s initiative in reviving India’s cultural and Hindu heritage, highlighting the importance of the Ram temple consecration in Ayodhya. He stressed the role of mother tongue in preserving cultural heritage and commended Modi’s efforts in promoting and preserving mother tongues through the National Education Policy. However, Naidu opposed the imposition of any language and advocated for respecting all languages and acquiring proficiency in them for personal growth.

The Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra aims to promote research and documentation of music, folk and tribal arts, theatre, and puppetry. It envisions becoming a state-of-the-art regional centre and a leading cultural space that fosters cultural growth and performance in the state.

Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy highlighted the Central government’s unwavering commitment over the past decade to preserving, promoting, and protecting India’s heritage. He acknowledged Prime Minister Modi’s support in providing a significant boost to the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Telugu states.

The event also celebrated the achievements of Padma Shri Awardees of 2024 from Telugu states, who were felicitated for their contributions to various fields.

The inauguration of the Regional Centre of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra and the laying of the foundation stone for the Bharata Kala Mandapa auditorium mark significant milestones in promoting cultural heritage and fostering artistic growth in India. The event underscores the government’s commitment to preserving and celebrating the nation’s rich cultural diversity.

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