Minister Inaugurates Kazakhstani Exhibitions in India

May 12. Press Information Bureau

Minister Inaugurates Kazakhstani Exhibitions in IndiaThe Minister of Culture and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation of India Kumari Selja inaugurated the exhibition of Kazakh State Museum of Gold and Precious Metals of Kazakhstan and Art Exhibition of the “Kulanshi” Contemporary Arts Centre as part of “Days of Culture of Kazakhstan” in India from 11-13th May, 2011 in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion the minister said, both, India and Kazakhstan have rich heritage and culture. She said, the range of objects in the exhibition is very large covering metal ware, armaments, precious metal articles and other objects of significance. This exhibition brings most unique exhibits from the Museum of the Gold of the Republic of Kazakhstan reflecting history and culture of the Kazakh people. Among them, the Saka warrior gold jewelry dating from the second half of the 1st millennium BC, as well as items of traditional armament and applied art of the Kazakhs from end of 1st century to the beginning of 20th century and reconstruction of the warrior leader of the Saka period are of special importance.

Kumari Selja said, in order to promote cultural ties, India has established India Cultural Centre at Almaty, Kazakhstan in May 1994. This Centre is well equipped to impart training in Indian dances. It is also playing an important role in popularising Hindi in Kazakhstan by holding regular Hindi classes. This centre has also organised an exhibition ‘Kalpana’ comprising masterpiece collection of figurative Indian paintings in 3 important cities of Kazakhstan. I am told this exhibition was a great success there.

The minister said, such mutual co-operation and organisation of cultural events and exhibition between both the countries, will go a long way in cementing mutual cultural relations. It will also give an opportunity to people of both the countries to appreciate our rich cultural heritage.