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Banking on World Heritage: Depicting Cultural Treasures through Banknotes

Banking on World Heritage

An exhibition titled “Banking on World Heritage” with the slogan “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth, One Family, One Future” will be held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre.

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Introduction

Ms. Rukmini Dahanukar, the founder of “Money Talks” and an independent researcher, has organized the spectacular exhibition “Banking on World Heritage” at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). This unique exhibition showcases banknotes featuring UNESCO-listed global heritage sites. The exhibition aims to provide a fresh perspective on these cultural treasures. Visitors can experience this extraordinary show from June 30 to July 9, 2023, at IGNCA.

Inauguration and Theme

Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, will officially open the exhibition. Representatives from the G20 will attend the inauguration event as high commissioners and ambassadors. The exhibition’s “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth, One Family, One Future” theme wonderfully captures the exceptional universal qualities of world heritage.

Showcasing Global Heritage

At this exhibition, visitors have a rare opportunity to witness the representation of UNESCO World Heritage Sites through the utilization of banknotes. The G-20 member nations have contributed their respective currencies, making this collection a priceless illustration of several cultures. Each banknote acts as a little canvas, showcasing the magnificent structures and ancient marvels that have influenced our common human past.

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Educating through Currency

The exhibition intends to teach millennials and younger generations about their culture and heritage via the use of banknotes. This amazing show, which brings together the vast diversity of Indian languages and highlights the oneness in India’s cultural fabric, is the result of Ms. Dahanukar’s enthusiasm for collecting banknotes.

Coins: Portals to the Past

Besides the banknote exhibition, IGNCA will host a panel discussion with distinguished speakers: Prof. Poonam Mahajan, Sri Sudhakar Kazar, Sri Ashish Chandra, Sri Anand Kothari, and Ms. Rukamini Dahanukar. The subject of the talk will be the priceless historical information that coins offer.

Important takeaways for competitive exams

  • President of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is Ram Bahadur Rai.
  • Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture is Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi.
  • There are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
  • Dholavira,Gujarat in the Rann of Kutchh is the India’s 40th UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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