IGNCA plays a role in the preservation of endangered art and culture forms: Prahlad Patel

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel took part in the 32nd Foundation Day celebrations at the Indira Gandhi National Arts Center as a guest of honor today in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Patel said IGNCA is of great importance as it plays the role of preserving dying art and culture forms. He also released 20 new books and 6 DVDs for the occasion. The function was attended by the Assistant Secretary (Culture), Smt. Nirupama Kotru, DG National Gallery of Modern Art, Shri Adwait Gadnayak and member of the IGNCA secretariat, Dr. Sachchidanad Joshi among others.

Exhibitions were also organized on this occasion. The first exhibition is based on Mahatma Gandhi in which oil paintings by Elizabeth Sass Brunner and her daughter Elizabeth Brunner are presented. Your paintings were made between 1932 and 1961. Another photo exhibition is that of DRD Wadia and Shambhu Shah who photographed many aspects of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. Another exhibition focuses on Teeji festival, Teeji is the important festival of the Mustang region of Nepal and Tibet which is based on the victory of good over evil. India’s most famous piano chord artist Enoch Denials presented his flawless performance.

IGNCA celebrates its founding day with a series of week-long programs including classical music performances, seminars, workshops, film festivals, exhibitions and book releases.

(With inputs from GDP)

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