In a bid to promote Indian culture, Union Minister of State for Culture Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate an e-portal and a YouTube channel of Rashtriya Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT). The e-portal and the channel will be inaugurated at an event, 'Digital Bharat - Digital Sanskriti'. The event will be held on October 21 at the CCRT headquarters in Dwarka, a suburban area of the capital.
A press release said,"With an aim to take India to a newer digital pinnacle and to promote our culture, the Union Minister will inaugurate CCRT e-portal and YouTube Channel (with support from Routes 2 Routes),"
In order to explore and understand the unknown aspects of India's lesser-known places and their rural and semi-urban culture, the CCRT, which falls under the Ministry of Culture, has started publishing books from the series "Untold Tales of India's Cities". The book titled "Dewas Ki Sanskritik Parampara" written by Jeevan Singh Thakur and published in this series by CCRT will be released by the Union Minister.
On Wednesday, Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel announced a ban on single-use plastic items in and around historical monuments. While speaking at the tourism fair ‘Paryatan Parv’ at Rajpath, he said that single-use plastic would not be allowed inside and within 100 meters of monuments. However, it was also added that the real challenge is to enforce the ban outside the monuments as the hawkers selling snacks and beverages use single-use plastic.
While speaking at the tourism fair ‘Paryatan Parv’ at Rajpath, he said that single-use plastic would not be allowed inside and within 100 meters of monuments. However, according to Tourism Ministry officials, the ban would cover all ASI-protected monuments. They also said that the work of finding alternatives to single-use plastic items like water bottles and cutlery is ongoing.