First batch of its one year diploma of three courses completed
New Delhi : Indira Gandhi National Arts Center organized a "Samavartan Samaroh" on the occasion of the completion of the first batch of its one year diploma of three courses. In this program IGNCA distributed diploma certificates to 25 students who have passed one year Diploma in Cultural Informatics, Buddhist Studies and Preventive Conservation. Minister of State for Culture (IC) Govt of India Dr. Mahesh Sharma atted the program as a chief guest, Dr Karan Singh Hon;ble MP of Rajya Sabha also ere there as a special guest.
Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secrearty of IGNCA said “we started one year postgraduate diploma on Cultural Informatics, Buddhist Studies and Preventive Conservation, in the academic session 2017-18 last year, after the success of the first batch of the year 2017-18, the IGNCA has started two other new one year postgraduate diploma courses from the academic session 2018-19 on Digital Library & Data Management and Manuscript and Paleography. These courses endeavour to place Indian tangible and intangible arts within the integral framework of the cultural system of the upcoming scholarship. Basic aim of these courses is to create arts and culture with all its dimension and information technology to design and develop content exploration system to intensify culture learning and visualisation. It employees modern digital tools, techniques, and methodologies to achieve the intended purposes. This initiative attempts to make our ancient knowledge and achievements accessible on a multimedia platform, thus enabling communication between the ancient and modern knowledge. The theory and practice will nurture trained manpower in the respective fields. The fundamental approach of the Centre in all its courses is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.
In this program Dr. Mahesh Sharma said “the motivational characters are a source of inspiration and today we have the same personality as Dr. Karan Singh. It is a matter of great pleasure that the IGNCA has initiated to convene the ‘Samavartan Samaroh’ (Convocation) of the first batch of three one-year Post Graduate Diploma courses. I wish the students who have successfully completed the P.G. Diploma courses. I, also welcome the current batch with my best wishes.”
He said "After the joing of Dr.Schchidanand Joshi and Shri Ram Bahadur Rai, President of the this center, IGNCA making some positive change, these courses are need of today. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has a dream that the young people of our country are not only graduates, they are skilled also, the diploma holder students who are in front of us today, they are torchbearers for others young people of our country.
He said “The Post Graduate Diploma courses were initiated to upkeep the mandate of IGNCA to document, preserve, conserve and disseminate the Indian Arts and Cultural Heritage and to train competent professionals to work in the specialized field of culture.”
He said, "You know that the UNESCO recognized Kumbh Mela as World Heritage Site, This time the Kumbh Mela is going to be very different and wonderful in many ways and this time IGNCA is being given a very important responsibility. In this Kumbh IGNCA has been given the responsibility of documenting and digitization of the Kumbh Mela so that this tradition of India can be preserved for the future generations."
Dr. Karan Singh, MP, Rajya Sabha, said that "Today is very important today, I dedicate my first tribute to Dr Radhakrishnan Sarvapalli, Whose birthday we celebrate today as Teacher's Day.
Today, I impressed by this 73-year-old students who have been done this diploma course from IGNCA. I am congratulating IGNCA for starting these course, these courses are amazing. This is a new chapter in the history of IGNCA, I must say the IgANCA has been reborn. I urges to IGNCA that the Upanishad should also be included in the scope of these courses. IGNCA has a potential for being a world class institution.