Banking on World Heritage
First of its kind exhibition ‘Banking on World Heritage’ was inaugurated at IGNCA, New Delhi by the Minister of Culture and External Affairs, Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi. The exhibition displays banknotes of G20 member nations, depicting world heritage sites listed by UNESCO.
- The exhibition aims to educate millennials and younger generations about their cultural heritage by showcasing banknotes, brings together the rich diversity of Indian languages and emphasizes the unity within India’s cultural tapestry.
- Representation of World Heritage Sites: The exhibition offers a unique opportunity for visitors to witness UNESCO World Heritage Sites depicted on banknotes. The collection features currencies from G-20 member nations, providing a priceless portrayal of various cultures. Each banknote serves as a canvas, showcasing the remarkable structures and ancient wonders that have shaped our shared human history.
- Cultural Education through Banknotes: The exhibition aims to educate millennials and younger generations about their cultural heritage using banknotes as a medium. By exploring the diverse range of Indian languages and highlighting the unity within India’s cultural fabric, this captivating show reflects Ms. Dahanukar’s passion for collecting banknotes.
- Panel Discussion on Historical Information: In addition to the banknote exhibition, IGNCA will host a panel discussion featuring esteemed speakers, including Prof. Poonam Mahajan, Sri Sudhakar Kazar, Sri Ashish Chandra, Sri Anand Kothari, and Ms. Rukamini Dahanukar. The focus of the discussion will be on the invaluable historical insights offered by coins, further enriching the understanding of our past.
- Showcasing Cultural Diversity: The exhibition not only celebrates World Heritage Sites but also embraces the vast diversity of Indian languages and cultures. By bringing together banknotes from various nations, it highlights the richness and interconnectedness of different cultural traditions.
- Ms. Dahanukar’s Enthusiasm: The exhibition is a testament to Ms. Rukamini Dahanukar’s passion for collecting banknotes. Her dedication and enthusiasm have brought together this remarkable showcase, creating an immersive experience that honors and preserves our cultural heritage.