On the auspicious occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC) Sh. Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the All-Women’s Art Exhibition titled ‘Akshya Patra’ today at Rabindra Bhavan Galleries of Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s National Academy of Art, an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Culture. Speaking on this occasion, the Minister said “Women have been the keystone in the unyielding arch of Indian art and culture. Looking at these mesmerizing artworks, I can only say that given the right opportunities, women can create magic. I find myself privileged to have had the honor of attending this event and I thank all the women of the country for their contribution to the growth and development of the nation.” Shri Patel, congratulated Lalit Kala Akademi for currating this encouraging opportunity for all the female artists around India & the world which had given them a platform where they are showcasing their work made with lots of emotions & the story of their lives. The exhibition will last until March 20 and showcase more than 250 artworks from over 12 countries, including those created by 29 talented female artists that attended the three-day All Women’s National Art Camp at Garhi Studios during the last three days. During the opening ceremony, the dignitaries were welcomed with plants to symbolize and celebrate eco-consciousness. They then proceeded to address the attendees and shared their deep-rooted love and respect for the Indian art culture and the role of women in it. The multi-dimensional art show, exhibiting works of senior, young and budding art practitioners, has both Indian and international participants as it brings to the fore contemporary, tribal, international, and Avante Garde art practices worldwide, themed around the many faces and benefactions of Mother Nature. ‘Akshya Patra’ is the inexhaustible vessel which provides to all, mirroring the role of contemporary woman as a provider for her family and society. The works on display, through their artistic contributions, succinctly portray the feminine journeys, through life’s joys and sorrows. Through their heart-touching artworks, these creators also question the equation of power and relegation, the comfort of acceptance, and the soreness of negation, laying bare their emotional landscapes in their work. Along with the inauguration, Lalit Kala Akademi presented #KaroNaSalam curated by Ms. Sayali Kulkarni where she gave a creative tribute to the COVID warriors by Indian Citizens. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Uttam Pacharne, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, stated: “I congratulate all our wonderful artists who have been a part of this event for their tremendous efforts at portraying on canvas what is often hidden deep in our hearts. Padmashri Baba Yogendra Ji addressed the crowd by saying these amazing lines: “Women are already very strong and capable. All they want is someone who will believe in their worth. I believe that our nation consists of an abundance of talented women. All they need is support and encouragement. Women have a new level of imaginative power. They are already artists in different fields that they work in.” Later on the event was graced by the popular folklore from Rajasthan where all the female artists who took part in the workshop enjoyed their participation on the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day 2021’ organized by Lalit Kala Akademi.

Union Education Minister declares Padma Angmo from JNV Leh, as the 'Khushiyon ki Brand Ambassador'

New Delhi: Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today interacted virtually with girl students on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Select Girl students from classes 6th to 12th from various schools across the country participated and shared their views on women empowerment and their role in nation building. Smt. Anita Karwal Secretary School Education and Literacy and Senior officials of the Ministry were present on the occasion.

Gargi from KV dehradun, Aradhana Baruah, from Gurukul Grammar School, Guwahati, Dhruva Patel from JNV Mehsana, Nakia Malak from Holy Hearts Educational Academy, Raipur, Arya Manoj, from KV 2 Naval Base Kochi and Padma Angmo from JNV Leh, shared their aim in life, their vision for the country and the way in which they would contribute to the development of our country.

Addressing the girl students, Shri Pokhriyal said that, “If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation. Education is an integral part of every individual’s life & when girls are educated, countries get empowered. He further asserted that students should be the Brand ambassadors of the National Education Policy 2020. NEP will empower the women and enable them to lead from the front, he added.

On the occasion, Shri Pokhriyal also declared Padma Angmo from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Leh as the ‘Khushiyon ki Brand Ambassador’. Appreciating the girl students for expressing their dreams and aspiration of serving the country, the Minister said India’s young minds are ready to take on the world & make it a better place through their hardwork & dedication. He further asserted that the youth of today is the future of tomorrow.

Union Minister acknowledged and appreciated all the young girls for aspiring to become Atmanirbhar. He expressed confidence in them that these young girls will take country to new heights.

On the occasion today, 3 Graphic Novels developed by schools affiliated to CBSE were also released by the Union Minister of Education. These novels are based on the NCERT curriculum from classes 3 to 12 and have been prepared to promote 21st century skills among students.


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