Updated: 06 May 2022 22:25 STI
Calcutta (West Bengal) [India]May 6 (ANI): Calling Indian culture “eternal”, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday that the whole world appreciates it as he attended a cultural event in Kolkata to celebrate the inscription of “Durga Puja” on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
“Previously, India’s diversity was seen as our weakness. But Prime Minister Modi ji has proven and acknowledged to the world that there is unity in diversity,” Shah added.
“The recognition of Durga Puja by UNESCO is an honor for India. Durgapujo was recognized by UNESCO in 2021,” said Amit Shah.
Speaking on the occasion, Amit Shah said: “Our culture is eternal and no one can destroy it. The whole world appreciates our culture.
Shah said that the concept of female empowerment in India has existed since ancient times and is written in our scriptures. “Happiness, peace, prosperity and divinity reside where women are worshipped… ‘Durga Puja’ is a prayer for female power. Durga puja is ‘Naari puja’ and ‘shakti puja’. It s “It’s about respect for women in society. The worship of Shakti is now recognized around the world,” Shah added.
“Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is celebrated by many in the country. More than 25,000 programs are organized across the country on the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. It is important in making India a world leader. Not only for India, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is important for the world.Diversity of culture unites people in the country.
Famous Odissi dancer, Dona Ganguly, and her troupe, Diksha Manjari, starred in the program.
Shah hailed West Bengal’s contribution to India’s freedom movement.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah, who is visiting Kolkata, will have dinner at the home of BCCI chief and former cricketer Sourav Ganguly tonight. (ANI)