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'Team 70' working on strengthening Delhi's art outreach

NEW DELHI: To strengthen the outreach of the art and culture of Delhi, the Department of Art and Culture of Delhi led by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, has formed a team of 70 young interns. These people, who are mostly art students, are working closely with the Deputy CM on the field of art and cultures.

Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia who also holds the portfolio of the Art and Culture Department is also monitoring the works of this team. Some of the team members have also met and discussed their experience with the Deputy CM.

"The youth of this country is smart and energetic. We just have to bring out their energy and fresh idea to strengthen society. I believe that this is the best way of the nation building," Sisodia said.

"We have given various responsibilities to these people and also devised them in various sub categories. Some of them are working on research group and others also have different such responsibilities like works on archeological sites, archives and others," said Abhinandita Mathur, the advisor of the Deputy CM. Among one of the major projects these people are doing is they are going to various lesser known heritage sites across Delhi. In their regular visits, they are examining the condition of these heritage sites and also observe the current condition of these sites.

"After looking at the condition of these sites, they are also talking to the officials and local residents about the site. They are suggesting us how can we make these sites better known to people and how can make these places better heritage spots," said Mathur.

This year nearly 500 applications came to the department for the internship and the department decided to take only 70 from these people. Many of these young people have earlier also done an internship with the department and worked on these issues. "As a student of art this is an experience of a lifetime because here I get direct exposure of the community art and also look after the policy of the government. This is the second time I am doing this internship and it is a great experience," said Ishita, one of the interns.

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