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January 20, 2022

Gigantic and Magnificent Scrolls created at Chandigarh and Odissa under ‘Kala Kumbh’ Initiative, Installed at Rajpath for India Republic Day 2022 celebrations

Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav

Kala Kumbh Art Scrolls

Kala Kumbh Art Scrolls

Kala Kumbh Art Scrolls

Kala Kumbh Art Scrolls

Photos: The Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Mr. Govind Mohan, visiting Rajpath to review the installation of Gigantic Kala Kumbh Scrolls created at Chandigarh and Odissa for Republic Day 2022 in New Delhi on January 20, 2022.

New Delhi, January 20, 2022 — The gigantic and spectacular scrolls created at Chandigarh and Odissa under the unique initiative ‘Kala Kumbh’ have been installed at the Rajpath for the Republic Day 2022 celebrations. The scrolls adorn either side of the Rajpath and present an awe-inspiring view. Secretary, Culture, Govind Mohan visited Rajpath and inspected the installations.

These scrolls analyze the potential of art to express national pride and excellence with varied forms of craftwork from diverse geographical locations of the country. More than five hundred artists have diligently researched upon, painted enthusiastically, and participated in special workshops or ‘Kala Kumbh’ at two locations, Odisha and Chandigarh.

Briefing media persons, Mr. Govind Mohan said that as we celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the 750 m long scrolls are a unique initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Defence. He added that local artists from different regions had painted the magnificent scrolls that primarily portray the tales of bravery of unsung heroes of the freedom struggle. The scrolls reflect the varied art forms of these artists brought together on a single platform in the true spirit of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, the Secretary explained. Mr. Govind Mohan further said that after Republic Day, the scrolls will be taken to different parts of the country and exhibited as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

At Odisha, the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi collaborated with Kalinga Institute of Technology and Silicon Institute of Technology in Bhubaneswar from 11th - 17th December. At Chandigarh, the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, collaborated with Chitkara University Chandigarh from December 25, 2021, to January 2, 2022.

Kala Kumbh, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, reflects the essence of unity in diversity while also analyzing the 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.

Source: Ministry of Culture, Government of India

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