New Delhi, December 6, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am happy to be here today for the inauguration of the International Conference on Rock Art being organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. I extend a warm welcome to the distinguished scholars who have come from various parts of the world to participate in it.
From the earliest times, human beings have used their sense perceptions to experience, reflect and express themselves through singing, dancing, drawing, printing and other forms of creative medium. In this regard rock art, which depicts the earliest recorded expressions of our species, is amongst the most important cultural heritage of mankind. It