Nine-day painting workshop at Chitkara University concludes

Nine-day painting workshop at Chitkara University concludes

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit on the concluding day of the painting workshop at Chitkara University in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 2

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit was the chief guest on the concluding day of the art festival Kala Kumbh at Chitkara University here. A nine-day painting workshop was organised at the university as part of 75-week grand celebration—Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative. As many as 250 artists participated in the 450 m long and 3 m wide scroll painting.

Talking to students, Governor Purohit said they should make Dr Abdul Kalam Azad their role model. He congratulated the painters for participation and said they had documented the valiant acts of soldiers who played an important role in the independence struggle. He said this was an example of the country’s unity in diversity.

Adwaita Gadanayak, Director General, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), said it was a learning experience for participant artists. He said the painting would be available for people after its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Archna Mantri, VC, Chitkara University, said the Kala Kumbh had given a great opportunity to people of the region to see the huge art being done in a massive scale where the painters expressed their creative freedom and represented specific styles of art form, specially contemporary and traditional. She said that the Fadd, Bhil, Mandana, Kangra, Vorli , Thanga, Pichawai , Kalamkari were most attracted to traditional forms whereas contemporary painting through the use of brush, strokes and colours had shown the states that the artists belong to.

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