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Portal on India’s rich democratic history since 6000 BCE launched on eve of G20 summit

The Ministry of Culture launched a portal that covers the exhibition titled 'Bharat: Mother of Democracy' which will be held at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi's Pragati Maidan

With a view to provide people, especially the visiting heads of states and dignitaries who are in India to attend the G20 Summit 2023, information and details about democracy in this country, a new online portal was unveiled for the exhibition titled “Bharat: Mother of Democracy”.

This exhibition will be held at the Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan to showcase India’s rich democratic history.

Launched on the eve of the G20 leadership summit by the Ministry of Culture, the website www.motherofdemocracyg20.com has been curated by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. The portal offers the viewers content that delves into India’s democratic legacy spanning an astonishing 7,000 years starting from 6000 BCE to 1952 onwards. A comprehensive digital resource, the website promises to provide global leaders with a deep understanding of India’s remarkable democratic heritage.

The visitor to the site starts the historical journey with the Sindhu-Saraswati civilization and it progresses all the way to the year 2019. To make the content available to a larger audience, the information is available in 16 languages, including German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Russian, English, and Hindi.

The contents in the portal have been divided in five main sections and 22 sub-sections, which cover critical milestones in India’s democratic evolution. These sections explore subjects like the Sindhu-Saraswati Civilization, Vedic Era, Ramayana, Mahabharat, the Mahajanapada and Gantantra, Jainism, Buddhism, Kautilya and Arthashastra, Megasthenes and Diodorus Siculus, Ashoka, Fa Hsien, Khalimpur Copperplate inscriptions, Shrenisangha,the Vijayanagar Empire, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s reign, the Constitution of India, and modern-day elections. In every section there are brief descriptions and beautiful images.

The visitor can also download a brochure in their preferred language, which includes a message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

IGNCA is a well-known institution which is dedicated to research, academics, and the promotion of the arts under the purview of the Ministry of Culture.