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December 24, 2021

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi to celebrate Kala Kumbh- Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in Chandigarh from December 25, 2021 - January 2, 2022

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, will organize Artist workshops for painting scrolls on unsung heroes of the freedom movement.

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Photo: The Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Ms. Meenakashi Lekhi, at the Grand Finale of All India Vande Bharatam, Nritya Utsav 2021, organized by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Culture, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of independence of India at Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in New Delhi on December 19, 2021.

New Delhi/Chandigarh, December 24, 2021 — The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, will celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav with Kala Kumbh (artist workshops for painting scrolls) in Chandigarh from December 25, 2021 - January 2, 2022. The celebration represents the tales of bravery of unsung heroes of India’s freedom movement. These will form an integral part of the Republic day celebrations 2022, analyzing the potential of art as a means to express National pride and excellence.

The National Gallery will organize these celebrations with artist workshops to paint five scrolls of seventy-five meters portraying India’s indigenous arts in Chandigarh from December 25, 2021 - January 2, 2022. The National Gallery of Modern Art has organized similar workshops in other parts of the country.

The works of art will reflect diverse art forms forming a unique amalgamation of traditional and modern. It will also draw inspiration from the creative illustrations in the Constitution of India, wherein the artistic elements painted by Nandalal Bose and his team have imparted a distinctive appeal. Approximately 250 artists from various geographical locations of the country will portray the heroic lives and struggles of unsung heroes of India’s freedom movement. Eminent senior artists and the Director-General of the National Gallery of Modern Art will mentor the artists.

The entire program focuses on collaborative strength. The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, has collaborated with Chitkara University in Chandigarh for this workshop.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture, and achievements.

At Chandigarh, the narratives would reflect the tales of courage from Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan with artistic expressions reflecting the indigenous forms of art such as Phad, Pichwai, Miniature, Kalamkari, Mandana and Warli, to name a few. The scrolls will also reflect the contemporary expressions, which would showcase the essence of India’s rich cultural and artistic heritage while also analyzing the absolute sacrifice and contribution of the unsung heroes.

Source: Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

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