The Federal Ministry of Tourism Culture and National Orientation in collaboration with UNESCO last Tuesday May 24th joined the world to mark the 2011 World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development, otherwise known as World Culture Day. A statement from the Ministry, through the Orgarnizing Committee headed by Mr.
Ralph Wilcox, said that the event took off by 10.00 a.m, at the main auditorium of Women, Development Centre, opposite Central Bank of Nigeria Headquarters, Abuja.
Other activities that marked the event include; a lecture by Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin, Professor Austin Asagba, exhibition of art, craft, artefacts, publications etc. by parastatals such as Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization(CBAAC), National Gallery of Art, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, National Institute for Cultural Orientation(NICO), National Council for Arts and Culture among others.
The National Troupe of Nigeria entertained guests with a drama presentation while children had a feel of the celebration with Children’s Panorama.
The World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development is an annual global event used to draw attention to the centrality of culture to human development, global peace and harmony.