With the aim to further consolidate the ties between India and Sri Lanka, Empowerment (NGO) in association with Little Fingers Children’s Art Studio , supported by Indo-Sri Lanka Foundation, has organised an Indo-Sri Lanka Art and Culture Exchange program for youths Colours of Harmony from December 16 - 23 in Delhi. The event brings together 16 young students, 8 from both the nations, in a week long art and cultural camp.
To better understand the Indian culture, the students will be taken on a heritage trail including monuments like Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, India Gate, Hauz Khas, Lotus temple and Akshardham. It also includes a visit to National Gallery of Modern Art and Crafts Museum, to learn about handlooms and handicrafts, folk and contemporary art of India. A workshop on abstraction will be conducted to broaden their horizons and creative vistas.
The students will participate in sketching workshop of monuments, markets, dilli haat and other places to gain a deeper perspective on their cultural significance. During their stay each student will paint a canvas. On the final day an exhibition showcasing the paintings done by the students will be held and the participants will be awarded certificates for their contribution.
Sonika Agarwal and Kumar Vikas Saxena of Empowerment elaborate, “Youth is perhaps the best ambassador of art. Fresh talent, novel thinking, uncluttered feelings and zeal to innovate - all these qualities go on to make them best students of art and true ambassadors of culture. They are open to new experiences, eager to learn and happy to interact with youth from different countries. Last year we had taken Indian students to Sri Lanka and that became a hugely successful effort, so this year we are hosting them in India.”