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Proud of rich cultural bondage between India, UK: Mahesh Sharma

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Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma has lauded the rich cultural bondage between India and the United Kingdom (UK).
 
“India is driven by the philosophy of ‘ Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, meaning the world is one family and it is the essence of the Indian culture which is the binding force in the country. We are proud of the rich cultural bondage between India and UK,” Dr Sharma said.
 
He was speaking at the Ministerial Opening of the exhibition ‘India & The World – A History in Nine Stories’, along with UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Matt Hancock, MP, at the National Museum auditorium here yesterday. 
 
British Deputy High Commissioner Alexander Evans, British Museum Director Hartwig Fischer and National Museum Director General B R Mani were also present at the event.
 
The National Museum is hosting the exhibition in collaboration with the British Museum, London and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai with the support of the Culture Ministry.
 
The exhibition chronologically encapsulates the evolution of the Indian civilization since antiquity and its interconnected nature with the outside world through a raft of exquisite artefacts from India and abroad.
 
‘India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ offers insights into two million years of history. It was planned as part of the commemoration of 70 years of India’s independence and a year of major cultural exchange between India and the UK (UK/India 2017).
 
More than 200 objects from British Museum, London and 20 museums and private collections from India are on display.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Hancock said, “The exhibition manifests the spirit of collaboration between India and UK. It tells the story of India and her proud history in the global context. There is more in common than the differences between our two countries. The exhibition is an example of two thriving nations working side by side to produce something special.”
 
The exhibition will run for two months till June 30. It is open for public viewing on all days from 10 am to 6 pm, except on Mondays and public holidays
 
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