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06 Sep 2010

Ministry of Culture Government of India

The mandate of the Ministry of Culture revolves around the functions like preservation and conservation of our cultural heritage and promotion of all forms of art and culture, both tangible and intangible. The Ministry’s task is to develop and sustain ways and means through which the creative and aesthetic sensibilities of the people remain active and dynamic. The functional spectrum of this Ministry is wide, ranging from generating cultural awareness at grassroots level to promoting cultural exchanges at international level.

The mission of the department is to preserve, promote and disseminate all forms of art and culture. In order to achieve this, the department undertakes the following activities:

  • Maintenance and conservation of heritage, historic sites and ancient monuments
  • Administration of libraries
  • Promotion of literary, visual and performing arts
  • Observation of centenaries and anniversaries of important national personalities and events
  • Promotion of institutions and organizations of Buddhist and Tibetan studies
  • Promotion of institutional and individual non-official initiatives in the fields of art and culture
  • Entering into cultural agreements with foreign countries.
  • The functional spectrum of the Department ranges from creating cultural awareness from the grass root level to the international cultural exchange level.