Vedic Heritage portal

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    • The Union Home Minister recently inaugurated the Vedic Heritage portal in New Delhi. He also inaugurated a virtual museum — ‘Kala Vaibhav’ — built by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).

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    • Veidic heritage portal and a virtual museum — ‘Kala Vaibhav’ — built by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).
    • The portal aims to communicate messages enshrined in the Vedas. It will help common people to have a general understanding about the Vedas. 
    • The portal will be a one-stop solution for the user, who would like to search any information regarding the Vedic heritage.
    • The audio visual recording  of four vedas have been uploaded on the Vedic Heritage portal. The portal has over 18 thousand mantras of the four vedas with a duration of over 550 hours. 

    Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)

    • Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts(IGNCA) was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, as a centre for research, academic pursuit, and dissemination in the field of the arts.
    • IGNCA has a trust (i.e. Board of Trustees), which meets regularly to give general direction about the Centre’s work.
    • The Executive Committee, drawn from among the Trustees, functions under a Chairman.
    • Project ‘Mausam’ is a Ministry of Culture project to be implemented by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi as the nodal coordinating agency with support of Archeological Survey of India and National Museum as associate bodies.

    Source: BS