Safeguarding our Living Heritage

Celebrating The International Day of the
World’s Indigenous Peoples 9th August 2020

A two day virtual streaming of infotainment educational event for‘Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Diverse Cultural Traditions of India’ will be held through a webinar on August 9-10,2020 from the desert museum of Arna Jharna, Jodhpur.
On the occasion of the International Day of the World’sIndigenous Peoples, Lok Samvad Sansthan, Jaipur and Rupayan Sansthan Jodhpuralongwith nationally reputed Universities and Institutions are jointly collaborating to organize this event through activities such as storytelling, performing arts and crafts and showcase indigenous community-based traditional skills, to raise awareness for preservation, promotion and to address the needs and concerns of Indigenous peoples.
Mr. Kalyan Singh Kothari, Secretary of Lok Samvad Sansthan said here today that the impact of COVID-19 in almost all sectors including the cultural sector is being felt. Cultural events canceled, cultural institutions closed, community cultural practices suspended artists unable to make ends meet, and the cultural tourism sector greatly affected. Our heritage of oral traditions, performing arts, local knowledge, and traditional skills are in a critical situation.
Four Pillars of Sustainability; Inclusive Museum; Intangible Heritage; and Tourism and Leisure Studies experts from India and abroad will discuss Culture and especially intangible or living culture, which often takes the backseat in such initiatives.Prof Dr. Amareswar Galla, Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership & Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership (ICICL), Anant National University (AnantU), Ahemdabad; Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum and a UNESCO Heritage expert will explain how the “Culture and especially intangible or living culture can be a driver in developmental initiatives”. He remarked that “Culture is the language of healing post pandemic and its rehabilitation is the most meaningful way Indigenous heritage could be honored and revitalized.”
International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmadabad, India; International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/India/USA; UNITWIN-UNESCO Network – Tourism, Culture and Development, Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne; Centre for Intangible Heritage studies, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala; Lok Samvad Sansthan (Media Advocacy Base NGO, Jaipur; Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur; Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology, American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon; Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, Dwarka (Delhi) -as a social media campaign partner; UPES University, Dehradun; and All India Media Conference (AIMC) are jointly organizing this two-day event.
Mr. KuldeepKothari, Secretary of Rupyan Sansthan said that the two-day event will include panel discussions by 12 renowned scholars, cultural performances by traditional folk musicians & dancers, regional broom exhibition and virtual museum tour at Arna Jharna: The Thar Desert Museum, Jodhpur.
Mr. Kothari said that as we know that the Indigenous art & craft is becoming extinct and the recent Pandemic brought the folk performing art communities on the edge of poverty. Hence, the event aims to create awareness among the people about the significance of the intangible cultural heritage of our country.

Kalyan Singh Kothari
Organizing Secretary: ICH
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