A media event “Uzbekistan-India: Dialogue of Cultures” was held in Delhi on the eve of the state visit to India of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
As part of the media event program organized with the assistance of the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of Uzbekistan to India and sponsored by the Eriell Company, a series of events was held dedicated to cultural and educational cooperation between the peoples of the two large states of Central and South Asia.
On September 25, the exhibition "Uzbekistan-India: Dialogue of Cultures" was opened at the National Museum of India, 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 S. Safoev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of our country to India F. Arziev, Deputy Minister of Culture of India A. Goel, Director of the National Museum of India B. Mani and others noted that the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to India will open up new prospects in raising the longstanding multifaceted cooperation between the two countries to a new level. Confidence was expressed that the joint exhibition opened at the National Museum, which will last for a month, will serve to form in India a broader and deeper understanding of the rich cultural and educational heritage of the Uzbek people.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, a documentary was shown about the large-scale reforms being carried out in Uzbekistan under the leadership of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, new opportunities created for effective international cooperation in various areas, including in the field of culture and education.
“Today, representatives of every industry strive to implement new projects together with partners from Uzbekistan,” said Katibur Rahmon, a researcher at the National Museum of India. – We are also satisfied with the organization of this exhibition. The exhibits were the works stored in our museum and related to the history of statehood, the rich cultural heritage of the Uzbek people, the originals of the unique manuscripts of the libraries of Khudo Bakhshi Rampur Raza, as well as a series of books published within the framework of the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan project “The Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan: path to dialogue between countries and peoples.
At the official reception ceremony held at the Embassy of Uzbekistan to India, the prospects for the development of mutual cultural and educational ties were also discussed. Representatives of the official and academic circles of both countries drew attention to the issues of joint research, presentation to the attention of the general public of numerous unique documents kept in various museums and libraries in India.
- Our museum holds more than 200 manuscripts relating to the cultural legacy of the Uzbek people,” said Robert Chongthu, acting director of the Khudo Bakhsh Museum. – On the eve of the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to India, we printed a catalog of these works.
- Our library has a unique handwritten copy of Babur's diwan,” said Director of the Rampur Raza Library, Professor Sayyid Hassan Abbas. - The significance of this manuscript for the Indian people is that in it Babur used words in the Indian language. For example, they are the words "roti" (bread) and "pani" (water). On the pages of the manuscript, there are edits made by Babur's hand. The validity of these editions was confirmed in writing by one of his descendants, Jahangir. The staff of our library is ready to further intensify joint work to study all historical manuscripts and documents related to the cultural legacy of the Uzbek people.
At a scientific seminar on the theme "Cultural Legacy: a bridge of dialogue between Uzbekistan and India", well-known scholars of both countries discussed the prospects for further enrichment of joint cooperation, work on new projects, and intensification of scientific and educational exchange.
- Within the framework of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan: the path to dialogue between countries and peoples project, 13 volumes of Architectural Epigraphy of Uzbekistan and 10 volumes of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections and a number of other books were published, said the Chairman of the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan Firdavs Abdukhalikov. - Together with Indian partners, we made an agreement on the preparation of new publications in this direction, involving scholars and specialists from both countries in the process.
New areas of cooperation were identified as part of the media event, as well as at conferences held in Delhi at the Jawaharlal Nehru and Jamia Millia universities, the Indian Center for Islamic Culture.
Представители крупнейших музеев, библиотек, научных институтов, международных организаций из 40 стран прибыли в северную столицу.