G20 approves Kasi Cultural Pathway

Update: 2023-08-26 19:55 GMT
Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy addressing at the inaugural session of the fourth G20 Tourism Working Group meeting in Goa. (Twitter)

HYDERABAD: Union minister for tourism and culture G. Kishan Reddy on Saturday said cultural differences in society were a binding force of humanity, and there was a need to preserve cultural heritages.

Addressing a meeting of cultural affairs ministers from G20 countries in Varanasi, Kishan Reddy called on the group to adopt the ‘Kasi Cultural Pathway’, which the meeting agreed to.

“Cultural heritage and its preservation can play a vital role in environment protection and our climate…by ensuring continued preservation and propagation of such heritage, the world can also achieve sustainable development goals,” he said

 The ‘Kasi Cultural Pathway’ focuses on restoring the glory of heritage structures and ensuring the return of cultural and heritage artefacts to countries from where they were taken by others. He emphasized the propagation of cultural heritage in environmental protection to find ways and means to tackle climate-related challenges with the cooperation of G20 nations and other countries.

The ‘Kasi Cultural Cultural Pathway’ plan emerged from discussions among member countries on the implementation of decisions taken in the previous Rome and Bali Declarations.

 “The G20 group unanimously agreed to adopt the plan,” Kishan Reddy said.


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