Punjab and Haryana governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki inaugurated Kalidasa Auditorium at the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) in Patiala on Sunday.
The auditorium is fully air-conditioned and equipped with latest lighting and sound system and has a seating capacity of 250 persons. Lauding the role of NZCC in building a just and peaceful human society, the governor said Indians are the inheritors of a great istorical experience in organising a society of linguistic, ethnic, religious and regional diversity. He said rich values of Indian culture are as high as the sky and as deep as the sea.
The governor said Indian people are bound to shape a better future for their children. "We have to inculcate rich cultural values in the day-to-day life of our youth. The need of the hour is to make sincere and committed efforts for preserving our heritage in all its rich diversity by adapting a multi-prolonged approach. All the states have a glorious past and rich tradition of arts and crafts associated with ancient history and civilization. Folk tales, legendary tales and literary works must be preserved for generations to come," Prof Solanki said.
Appreciating the performance of Pt Sandeep Mahavir and his troupe from Mumbai, the governor said Indian classical dance has always been regarded as the ultimate form of worship and meditation. The performers of Indian classical dance have always played a crucial role in presenting India on the world stage, he added.
MP Singh, principal secretary to Punjab governor, Neelam P Kasni, principal secretary to Haryana governor and NZCC director Dr Rajinder Singh Gill were present on the occasion.