Acknowledging contribution of Women in Arts
Lalit Kala Akademi celebrated the International Women's day at the Kala Mela on March 8 and acknowledged the increasing contribution of female artists in spreading awareness about the uniqueness of art as a medium of expression of creative genius.
The 61st National Exhibition of Art and Kala Mela saw increasing interest in art by women as a large number of stalls in the Kala Mela have been put up by the women. More than 50% stalls have been put up by women artists, selling precious art pieces as well as the accessories.
It had a total of 170 stalls and ensuring the participation of 280 artists which include a large number of women. Female artists got the wholesome attention by the art
lovers in the Kala Mela, which concluded on March 9.
"I congratulate all the female artists and the participants on International Women's Day and reaffirm the Akademi's resolve to adhere to the policy of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governmnet 'Beti Bacaho-Beti Padhao' to encourage women to come forward and express themselves freely," said Dr Uttam Pacharne, Chairman Lalit Kala Akademi.
The Akademi is committed to reward, encourage and handhold the talented and upcoming female artists. It has accorded national Akademi award to renowned artist from New Delhi include Satwinder Kaur and Tejaswi Narayan Sonawane (Solapur, Maharashtra). The precious works of art of the renowned female artists include Anjali Ila Menon, Arpita Singh, Gogi Sarojpal among others are also on display at the National Exhibition of Art.
The Akademi Annual awards were given away by the President of India Ramnath Kovind on March 4 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Prahlad Patel inaugurated the 61st National Exhibition of Art and Kala Mela on March 4 at the Akademi premises at Ravindra Bhavan, Mandi House circle. It was presided over by the Lt Governer of Delhi Anil Baijal in the august presence of Akademi chairman Dr Uttam Pacharne and Padma Bhushan awarded artist Ram V Star and Padmashri Shyam Sharma.
The organisation of Arts Exhibition and awards ceremony is an annual exercise by the Akademi to promote art and aesthetics in the society as well as to reward the extra ordinary art talent. The exhibition is encouraging budding art talent to learn new tendencies and media in the world of paintings, sculptures, graphics, photographs, drawings, installation and multimedia.
The objective of the 61st National Exhibition of Art, 2019-20 is to showcase works of art of excellence both in terms of material application and aesthetic appeal.
The National Exhibition of Art, 2019-20 will continue till March 22
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