President Pranab Mukherjee quoted the importance of culture that meets the inner aspiration of individuals, even though the country is making technological and economic development.
The president said this while addressing at the inauguration of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in Delhi on Monday and on the 95th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister of Indira Gandhi.
"Institutions like IGNCA constantly need to discover and re?invent new ways of establishing a creative and meaningful dialogue between different stakeholders and adding cultural dimensions to the development debate," the president said.
"While recognising the stellar contribution of IGNCA over the years, the president's secretariat is presently collaborating with IGNCA in undertaking a multi-volume project on various aspects of Rashtrapati Bhavan's archaeological history, its making, its art and cultural artifacts," Mukherjee added.
Later, Mukherjee wished IGNCA all the best to excel in its academic pursuits and hoped that its network with universities and institutions, both in India and abroad, would keep on growing further.
President further said he was confident that IGNCA, under the able guidance of its trust, would continue its journey towards excellence.
Union Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch was also present at the function.
-With inputs from IANS