Greater Noida: In order to promote popular culture and performing arts in Greater Noida, the Greater Noida Authority has established a Department of Culture. The department was incorporated on March 31, 2022.
The department will be responsible for organizing cultural events in Greater Noida on a monthly basis. The events will encourage the participation of local artists, young people and students in coordination with educational institutions, social organizations and others. In addition, the first cultural program is to be organized by the Authority on April 14 or 15 in the Alpha Two Sector market. While appreciating this initiative by the Greater Noida Authority, the state Department of Culture has extended its support for the organization of cultural programs.
GNIDA Deputy Director General CK Tripathi has been appointed Nodal Officer of the new department and Director Archana Dwivedi has been appointed as Coordinator. The first Culture Department meeting was held on Thursday, March 30, 2022 under the leadership of CEO Narendra Bhushan with Deep Chandra and other officials in attendance. Representatives from Sharda University and Bennett University also participated and decided that cultural programs would be held every month at different locations in the city.
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Entertainment will be organized on weekend evenings from around 6 p.m. and will last around 1.5 hours. The cooperation of educational institutions and social and residential organizations will help to organize the programs. With the help of local artists, students and youths, the Greater Noida Authority will promote its events.
Ranjana Bhardwaj, a resident of Greater Noida West, says, “It is a good move by the Noida Authority to promote cultural events in the city. India is a diverse country and has a rich culture. Thanks to this initiative, our children and the younger generation will discover Indian culture. However, the authorities should give residents more clarity on this.
Sumil Jalota, another resident, says, “This is a very nice step taken by the Greater Noida Authority. In the name of culture, no activity takes place in the city. Local artists and our children will participate, which is the best thing.