75-m paintings for R-Day function

75-m paintings for R-Day function

Lt Gen Devendra Sharma, Chief of Staff, Western Command, watches scroll paintings being made by NCC cadets and artists for the Republic Day function, at Chitkara University. Tribune photo

Chandigarh, December 28

As part of the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, NCC cadets and other artists are making five 75-m scroll paintings.

These paintings, being prepared on the campus of Chitkara University will be displayed at Rajpath, New Delhi, during the Republic Day celebrations.

Chief of Staff, Western Command, Lt Gen Devendra Sharma visited the campus and interacted with cadets and artists. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, was also present.

The painting workshop is being conducted under the Kala Kumbh programme, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Culture, to showcase the struggle of the unsung heroes of India’s freedom movement.

Three war heroes, Hony Capt Bana Singh and Subedar Sanjay Kumar, recipients of Param Vir Chakra, and Major DP Singh, a veteran of the Kargil war, were also present on the occasion. They interacted with the students and motivated them to excel in all spheres. — TNS

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