The First G20 Culture Group (CWG) meet to be organised in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

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G20 Culture Group (CWG)The Ministry of Culture is organising the first G20 Culture Group (CWG) meeting from 22 to 25 February 2023 in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

An overview of the news

  • 'Protection and restitution of cultural heritage' will be the theme for the first G20 Culture Group (CWG) meeting. 

  • An exhibition titled 'Re(ed) Dress: Return of Treasures' will also be organized on this theme at the Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Center in Khajuraho.

  • The second and third meetings under this track will be held at Bhubaneswar in Odisha and Hampi in Karnataka.

  • India's cultural richness and diversity will be "prominently showcased" at the G2O meetings.

  • The overarching theme of G20 is ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ – One Earth, One Family, One Future.’

  • India's G20 culture track is based on the idea of 'Culture for LiFE' as a campaign for eco-conscious lifestyle and sustainable living.

  • Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.

Cultural Programmes 

  • Cultural programs will be organised during the meeting including Khajuraho Dance Festival.

  • The delegates will also visit the Western Group of Temples, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • An ancient city, Khajuraho is known for its majestic temples and erotic sculptures.

  • The Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built between 950–1050 by the Chandela dynasty.

Guest Countries

  • Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the UAE.

Four priority areas of India’s CWG 

  • Protection and restitution of cultural property 

  • Harnessing living heritage for a sustainable future

  • Promotion of cultural and creative industries 

  • Creative economy; and leveraging digital technologies for Protection and promotion of culture

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