Kumbh Mela comes alive on canvas of northeast artists

  • | Tuesday | 26th February, 2019

“As the Kumbh Mela is often considered to be an event for north Indians, we wanted to do away with this misconception and encouraged these artists to participate. Chand said that the work of these northeast artists also depicted the how various parts of the country have been mentioned in Ramayana and Mahabharata. The arrangement turned out to be a two-way cultural exchange progamme,” he said. Visitors to the Kumbh Mela can see work of artists like Maibam Moningou from Manipur, Santosh Sahani from Dehradun and Vinod Kumar from Mysore at the camp.“We have put up a unique display of visual art as skilled artists from all seven northeastern states are making paintings based on Kumbh Mela and its importance,” said a senior official of Sanskar Bharti, Amir Chand.He said that the work of 40 painters from the seven northeast states would be up for display at the camp. Allahabad: Nestled amid hills and lush greenery, the beauty of the northeastern part of the country is up for display on canvases of artists from northeast states at sector number of 7 of Kumbh Mela ground.The paintings put up in the ‘Apna Poorvottar’ camp of the Mela ground are giving people a peek into the natural beauty that these northeast states are famous for.One can spot artists from states like Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim working with painters from the rest of the country at the Mela ground.The ‘Apna Poorvottar’ camp has been set up by Sanskar Bharti, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) institution.

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