The first meeting of the Committee on Cultural Harmony Conclave under the Hamari Dharohar Scheme was held on 25 February 2017 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. The meeting was attended by several renowned artists, musicians, writers. In Cultural Harmony Conclave they discussed strategies to promote India’s rich cultural diversity of minorities. Ministry of Minority Affairs launched the Hamari Dharohar Scheme to preserve the rich culture and heritage of the minority communities of India.
The scheme has five objectives. They are –
i. To curate rich heritage of minorities under overall concept of Indian Culture
ii. Curating iconic exhibitions
iii. Preservation of literature and documents.
iv. Support and promotion of calligraphy.
v. Research and Development.
Activities to be covered under the scheme are –
• Curating exhibitions including iconic exhibitions
• Support and promotion of calligraphy
• Preservation of literature, documents and manuscripts
• Documentation of oral traditions and art forms
• Support to ethnic museums
• Support for organizing heritage related seminars and workshops
• Fellowship for research in preservation of heritage and development
The Knowledge Partners of the scheme are
• Archeological Survey of India
• National Museum, Delhi
• National Archives of India, New Delhi
• National Gallery of Modern Arts (NGMA)
• Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts (IGNCA)
• United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
• Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural heritage (INTACH)