According to an official statement, the culture corridor represents and celebrates the shared heritage of G20 members and invitee countries. It incorporates iconic and notable cultural objects and the heritage of the G20 members and nine invitee countries.The ‘Culture Corridor-G20 Digital Museum’ was unveiled on September 9.
“This project is based on India’s G20 theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and the Culture Working Group’s (CWG) hallmark campaign ‘Culture Unites All,” the statement said.
‘Ashtadhyayi’ from India, ‘Batik Sarong Textiles from Indonesia, a Model of Brazil’s National Parliament, and Poncho from Argentina have been showcased at the museum. Also, ‘Yinapunapu AT DJARRAKPI’ a painting from Australia, Sea Monster Transformation Mask from Canada, Fahua Lidded Jar with Lotus pond design from China, and a bronze statue of noble laureate scientist Marie Curie from the European Union have also been showcased. From France, an Auxerre Vase with a blue background decoration of butterflies and trefoils has been put in the museum.
The miniature replica models of Volkswagen Old Beetle from Germany, a bronze statue of Apollo Belvedere from Italy and Nendoroid Hastune Miku from Japan have also been showcased. As leaders from across the world attended the G20 Summit at the newly-built international convention and exhibition centre – Bharat Mandapam – at Pragati Maidan, spouses of various world leaders were treated to special delicacies and were taken on a guided tour at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) on September 9.
The art exhibition themed “Roots and Routes” organized under the Ministry of Culture explored India’s civilizational heritage, ethos, and interconnectedness. “The exhibitor and curator told the visitors how hard they had been preparing for the last nine months to present the best pieces of art from different states. Spouses of G20 leaders appreciated the artwork done by them,” official said.
Apart from all the antiques that they saw in the national capital, the wives of the G20 foreign leaders also enjoyed Indian delicacies during lunch, which comprised a variety of foods from all different Indian states.
India assumed the G20 presidency on December 1 last year and about 200 meetings related to G20 were organized in 60 cities across the country.