Media event “Uzbekistan-India: Dialogue of Cultures” takes place in Delhi

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 25 September, the National Museum of India opened an exhibition “Uzbekistan-India: Dialogue of Cultures”, which aroused great interest among the public of the country.

First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sadyk Safoev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to India Farkhad Arziev, Deputy Minister of Culture of India A.Goel, Director of the National Museum of India B.Many and others noted that the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to India will open up new prospects for the rise to a new level of long-standing multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.

They expressed confidence that the joint exhibition opened in the National Museum, which will last for a month, will serve to form a broader and deeper view of the rich cultural and educational heritage of the Uzbek people in India.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition featured a documentary about large-scale reforms being carried out in Uzbekistan under the leadership of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev, new opportunities created for effective international cooperation in various fields, including culture and education.

"Today, representatives of each industry seek to implement new projects jointly with partners from Uzbekistan," said Katibur Rahmon, a researcher at the National Museum of India. - We are also pleased with the organization of this exhibition. The exhibits included works of art preserved in our museum connected with the history of statehood, the rich cultural heritage of the Uzbek people, the originals of the unique manuscripts of the libraries Khudo Bakhsh and Rampur Raza, as well as a series of books published under the project of the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan "Cultural Heritage Uzbekistan - the way to a dialogue between countries and peoples ".

At the ceremony of the official reception at the embassy of our country in India, the sides considered prospects for the development of mutual cultural and educational ties. Representatives of official and academic circles of both countries drew attention to the issues of joint research, presentation to the public of numerous unique documents stored in various museums and libraries of India and linking the bonds of our peoples ..

“Our museum has more than 200 manuscripts relating to the cultural heritage of the Uzbek people,” said Acting Director of the Hugh Bakhsh Museum Robert Chongthu. - On the eve of the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to India, we published a catalog of these works.

“Our library has a unique handwritten copy of Babur’s sofa,” said the director of the library, Rampur Raza, Professor Sayyid Hasan Abbos. - The significance of this manuscript for the Indian people is that Babur used words in Indian language. For example, the words "roti" (bread) and "pani" (water). On the pages of the manuscript there are the editions contributed by Babur’s hand. The validity of these editions was confirmed in writing by one of his descendants Jahongir. The staff of our library are ready to further intensify joint work to study all historical manuscripts and documents related to the cultural heritage of the Uzbek people.

At the scientific seminar on the topic "Cultural heritage - a bridge of dialogue between Uzbekistan and India", famous scientists of both countries discussed the prospects for further meaningful enrichment of joint cooperation, work on new projects, and intensification of scientific and educational exchange.

- Within the framework of the project "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan - the way to dialogue between countries and peoples", 13 volumes of the book "Architectural epigraphy of Uzbekistan" and 10th volume of the book "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the world’s collections" and a number of other books were published, Firdavs Abdukhalikov said. - Together with the Indian partners, an agreement was reached on the preparation of new publications in this direction, involving scientists and specialists of both countries in this process.

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