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Asian Heritage Foundation unveils book on culture.

ASIAN Heritage Foundation pre- launched the Indian Dialogue of its upcoming book on the art and culture of the nine south Asian countries.

Nearly 110 delegates from the nine countries have contributed to the book which is expected to be launched by the end of September.

Before the final release, the foundation has invited 12 schools to contribute ideas and inputs to make it more relevant for the upcoming generations.

Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, who was the chief guest at the event said, "Culture and heritage are the soul of a country, if they die a country would lose its soul. We promote culture via tourism and by means of aviation we take it to different parts of the world."Wajahat Habibullah, trustee of the foundation urged the audience to constructively build on the invaluable cultural resources of South Asia. "The glimpses of the culture and heritage of the countries in South Asia can be found in India. The effort is to bring this to the world,"he said.

"This is the first attempt to forge a compendium of disparate cultural of South Asia.

The next generation has been roped in to make the journey of preserving and conserving the heritage and culture a mainstream agenda.

Once the inputs are received the volumes of the book will be recompiled,"said Rajeev Sethi, chairperson and founder trustee of Asian Heritage Foundation.

Rajeev Sethi is a noted Indian designer, scenographer and art curator.

The Sasian ( South Asian) Journey that began as a six- day trans- disciplinary dialogue on creative and cultural industries in March 2015 at the Ashok Hotel in New Delhi saw a unique celebration in the form of the event ' Create in Sasia -- Freedom with Skill development in South Asia' at the Asian Heritage Foundation.

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Date:Sep 3, 2015

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