Lack of art in lives of people makes them rough: Sisodia
NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said that it is an irony that even though India is so rich in art & culture, the lives of people are still bereft of art.
"Today, the lack of art in the lives of people makes them rough. The friction between two people in the name of religion is proof that art wasn't used well to soften their perspective to life. We believe that art is the only school which teaches how to live. This is a dream which is not just mine, but hopefully yours too. Hence, we should work together towards it. Just as we built a team education, you can be a part of our team art," he said.
He added, "We will ensure that through regular mentorship and evaluation the scholarship this year makes a meaningful impact on artists practice. We are lucky to have the present government's vision that truly supports and values art".
He spoke on the occasion of the release of scholarship for the cultural wing of Delhi government, Sahitya Kala Parishad (SKP). Sahitya Kala Parishad (SKP) received an overwhelming response to the call for applications with nearly 500 people applications this year (more than double of previous years). Total 60 scholarships are being granted.