G20 Summit’s ‘Culture Corridor’ at Bharat Mandapam
In the upcoming G20 Summit, India is preparing a special cultural corridor called ‘Culture Corridor’ at Bharat Mandapam. This corridor will showcase various important artifacts and digital creations from around the world. Let’s take a closer look at what will be on display:
1. Magna Carta: A Historical Document
A copy of the Magna Carta, a very old document from the United Kingdom that talks about people’s rights, will be there. It’s from the 12th century!
2. Mona Lisa in Digital Form
You’ll also find a digital version of the famous painting ‘Mona Lisa’ by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.
3. Ancient Skull and Indian Treasures
They are bringing in the 2.5 million-year-old skull of Mrs. Ples from South Africa. India is also showing off an ancient text called the ‘Ashtadhyayi’ by philosopher Panini. Plus, you can experience yoga and hear Vedic chants.
4. Huge Natraj Statue
A massive 28-foot tall statue of Natraj, the dancing form of Lord Shiva, will be the highlight of the venue.
5. Exhibition Open to the Public
You can visit this exhibition at Bharat Mandapam for the next three months. It’s not just about showing things; they will use technology to make it interesting.
6. Celebrating Cultural Ties
The goal is to celebrate the connections between different cultures. They hope this corridor will be remembered for a long time.
7. Artifacts from Different Countries
Each country taking part had to send different things. They needed to send a special object from their culture, a famous digital creation, something important from their history, and something related to democracy.
8. India’s Democracy Tradition
India’s democracy goes back 5,000 years, and they are showcasing it. The United States sent copies of important documents like the Declaration of Independence. France sent the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. South Korea sent a poster about their first democratic election.
9. Special Display
The exhibition will have big screens showing unique content, and the corridor itself will be huge, covering 10,000 square feet.
10. More Treasures
India is showing the world its ancient Bhimbhetka cave paintings, which are 30,000 years old. They are also displaying natural wonders like Meghalaya’s Living Roots Bridge, the Indian Ocean, and the Himalayas.
11. Global Contributions
Other countries are contributing too. The United States is sharing pictures of the Grand Canyon, and the Netherlands is sharing pictures of the Wadden Sea.
12. Intangible Cultural Heritage
Some countries are showing their unique cultural practices. Russia sent the Bolshoi Ballet, South Korea sent Jeju Haenyeo, and Turkey sent traditional archery.
So, if you’re visiting the G20 Summit, make sure to check out the ‘Culture Corridor’ at Bharat Mandapam to explore this fascinating world of culture and history.