‘Naayika’, an art exhibition was inaugurated by Kala Drishti on the occasion of the Women’s Day in collaboration with the Airport Authority of India to highlight the contribution of Indian women to society through visual art like painting, sculpture, installation and photographs.
The five-day event includes art exhibition, art competition, cultural programme and workshop lecture on art. The closing ceremony is on March 12 when the prominent and upcoming Indian women artists, social workers and winners of the art competition will be felicitated in the presence of a prominent guests and VIPs.
“Being a woman myself, I think women of India take a lot of load on them. We sacrifice and compromise so much for our families, but not too often women get that credit. So we are exhibiting the artworks of upcoming and promising artists who do not get the right atmosphere for promoting their art. We have given awards to Renuka for her sculpture, Sangeeta Singh and Nivedita Pandey and a special prize to Neelam Mansharamani, who has a special child. The aim is to provide the tools and platform for the artists to help them come up. There is much more liberal to visual art around the world, but India is still lagging behind in Art, since our education system has become lopsided.” Saluting the woman of today, the ‘nari shakti’ and ‘naayika’ of today’s India the event was coordinated mostly with women.
Kala Drishti is an artist run trust for the promotion of Visual Art. They have conducted a number of art exhibitions where the works of the upcoming Indian artists have been showcased. Also, workshops, on art highlighting the various aspect of art, symposiums and conferences to attract special groups in the corporate world and other professionals to take interest in visual art, have been conducted.