Culture Heritage: Path to Dialogue between Nations
The presentation of the 10-volume “Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in World Collections” has taken place in the Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial complex in Delhi. The event was in light of the forthcoming state visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to India.
In Uzbekistan, the name of the second Prime Minister of independent India is remembered well and with deep respect. Not only are the representatives of the senior generation, but also the young people proud that the historic 1966 declaration between India and Pakistan was signed in Tashkent.
In addition, a bust of Lal Bahadur Shastri is installed in our capital city, and one of the streets here is named after the great statesman of the Indian people.
The former Prime Minister’s son Anil Shastri is currently running the India-Uzbekistan Friendship Society. It comprises renowned politicians, public figures, scientists, journalists, and it makes a worthy contribution to furthering the friendly relations between the Uzbek and Indian peoples.
Chairman of the IndiaUzbekistan Friendship Society Anil Shastri, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to India Farhod Arziyev and others noted at the presentation that the forthcoming first state visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to India is expected with great interest in two countries. The participants of the event expressed confidence that the results of the meetings and negotiations within the framework of the visit will open up new prospects for the advancement of mutually advantageous cooperation between the two major states of Central and South Asia.
A series of books “Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in the World Collections” is published in the framework of the eponymous project, with no parallels in the world. It envisages the collection, study and publication of cultural objects originating from the territory of Uzbekistan, but due to various reasons exported to this or that country of the world. The published books tell about the samples of the rich and unique spiritual and cultural heritage of our people, stored in famous and popular museums around the globe.
Members of the initiative group of the project together with celebrated Uzbek and Indian scientists began to study samples of the richest cultural legacy of our people in museums, libraries and other treasures of India. The outcomes of scholarly research will be included in new volumes of the series.
Books are also to be presented at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia University, Jama Masjid Delhi and the Center for Islamic Culture of India. An exhibition entitled “India-Uzbekistan: Dialogue of Cultures” opened on September 25 at the National Museum of India, and it is to last through to October 24.