Greater Noida: In order to promote the folk culture and performing arts in Greater Noida, the Greater Noida Authority's has established a Department of Culture. The department was constituted on March 31, 2022.
The department will be responsible for organising cultural events in Greater Noida on a monthly basis. The events will encourage participation by local artists, youth, and students in coordination with educational institutions, social organizations, and others. Moreover, the first cultural program is to be organised by the Authority on April 14 or 15 in the market of Sector Alpha Two. While appreciating this initiative of the Greater Noida Authority, the Culture Department of the state has extended its support in organizing cultural programs.
GNIDA's Deputy General Manager, CK Tripathi has been made the nodal officer of the new department and manager Archana Dwivedi has been made its co-ordinator. The first meeting of the department of culture was held on Thursday, March 30, 2022 under the CEO Narendra Bhushan with Deep Chandra and other officials present. The representatives of Sharda University and Bennett University also participated and decided that cultural programs would be organised every month at different places in the city.
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Events will be organised on the weekend evenings from around 6 pm and will go on for around one and a half hours. The cooperation of educational institutions and social and residential organisations will help in organising the programs. With the help of local artists, students, and youth, Greater Noida Authority will promote its events.
Ranjana Bhardwaj, a resident of Greater Noida West says, “It is a good step by the Noida Authority to promote cultural events in the city. India is a diverse country and has a rich culture. With the help of this initiative, our children and the young generation will learn about the culture of India. However, authorities should give more clarity on this to the residents.“
Sumil Jalota, another resident says, “It is a very nice step taken by the Greater Noida Authority. In the name of culture, there is no activity happening in the city. Local artists and our children will participate in it, which is the best thing.”