Drawing parallels between yoga and art
Yoga is not only a way of life but an art, a philosophy, technology, a license to good health, and a means to achieve superconsciousness. If we compare an artist's creation to Yoga, it is in itself a yogic experience. It has always engaged artists from across cultures and eras.
Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA), the premier institution for the promotion of Art and Culture organised "Yoga for Art" on the occasion of International Yoga Day. The event began with the demonstration of Yoga session by Rajendra Singh, an exponent and teacher of Yoga. The chairman of the Akademi Uttam Pacharne also graced the occasion along with the officials and staff of LKA.
This was followed by an exhibition and art demonstration named "Chitrashilpyog". It was inaugurated by the eminent sculptor Padma Bhushan Ram V.Sutar at the foyer Lalit Kala Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, under the gracious presence of Uttam Pacharne, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi and Adesh Gupta, Mayor, North Delhi.
According to the Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, Uttam Pacharne, "With the endeavours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Yog Rishis of India, Yoga has reached its zenith and the whole world is celebrating the Yoga Day today. It is a unique idea to celebrate the International Yoga Day as the "Chitrashilpyog" activity."
Guest of Honour, Adesh Gupta, Mayor, North Delhi, said, "Yoga as a spiritual practice originated in the ancient Indian civilization and to keep holds of it the great yogis and rishis, sages have been the highest role models and have recommended this practice since millennia. Likewise, Swami Ramdev, Ravi Sankar have taken the repertoire of Yoga to a different height. The framework of yoga provides one guidance as to how to gain mastery over the mind and on spiritual growth".
"Chitrashilpyog" exhibition has exhibits from the permanent collection of Lalit Kala Akademi. It includes the works of renowned artists like K V Haridasan, N Raghavan, Rangaswamy Sarangan, G R Santosh, V S Gaitonde, Biren De, S L Sahni, S Nandgopal, Pradosh Das Gupta, Laxman Pai, Om Prakash, P.T.Reddy, Mohd. Yasin, Sanat Kar, etc. The exhibition is on view till June 30.