150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated with an exhibition of traditional paintings on the life and legacy of Mahatma…. Reports Ragasudha Vinjamuri
An exhibition of traditional paintings on the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi was inaugurated at the Nehru Centre by High Commissioner of India Ruchi Ghanshyam marking the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, commemorating his 150th birth anniversary.
Artisans from 12 different art forms from all over India were commissioned to create pieces based on events from Gandhiji’s life. Theme Gandhi has been depicted through Sanjh craft, Warli, Pattachitra, Gond, Madhubani, Phad, Patua, Mata ni Pacchedi and Tanjore painting styles, besides Papier Marche, North East weaving and Kalamkari. Ranging from Dandi March, to the famous three monkeys to his last journey, the paintings have brought to life key events etched in history and his life.
Chief General Manager of Exim Bank Nadeem Panjetan, the new Director of Nehru Centre Amish Tripathi, High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam have all spoken on the occasion and emphasised on the virtues, values and the great message that were left as a legacy. Exim Bank has supported the entire initiative.