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Museums play a crucial role in preserving our culture and heritage, have the power to create unity on both a social and political level, but also on a local one. Elaborate.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2. Museums play a crucial role in preserving our culture and heritage, have the power to create unity on both a social and political level, but also on a local one. Elaborate.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

On the occasion of International Museum Day on May 18, the Ministry of Culture has made admissions to all museums under its ambit free of cost for a week. This not only makes our art and culture accessible to all, but also provides us an opportunity to propagate our civilisational heritage.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of museums.

Directive word: 

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about the aims and objectives of establishing museums.

Body:

First, write about the various aspects of the importance of museums – Learning from the past, Bringing communities together, Standing firm in the face of adversity, Digitalisation, innovation and interaction, Educating future generations etc.

Next, write about the various steps taken to preserve and establish museums across India by the government.

Conclusion:

Conclude by Summarising.