The Telegraph
Friday , March 28 , 2014
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Promise of govt help to artists & paintings

- Five-day national camp opens at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir

The art, culture and youth affairs department on Thursday assured artists of government support, including display of their works at its offices.

Secretary, art, culture and youth affairs, Chanchal Kumar inaugurated a national arts camp on Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir’s multi-purpose cultural premises on Thursday.

At the event, he said young and experienced artists would be supported and the paintings would be put up in government offices and similar places. He added: “It is the responsibility of the people and different organisations to come forward and ensure that the artists, who are our pride, do not to suffer.”

The national arts camp has been organised by the art, culture and youth affairs department and Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi, Patna.

Artists like Shyam Sharma, Milan Das, Manoj Pandit, Vinay Sharma, Ved Prakash Gupta, Sachindra Nath Jha and Rajat Ghosh are attending it. Kumar said: “Today (Thursday) is World Theatre Day (observed by Unesco) and this is a good occasion to organise such a camp. The five-day camp would witness an exchange of ideas, innovation, culture and creativity between artists from different places in the country. It will be a collection of imagination and arts.” He added that said similar camps would be organised in Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur, too, in the coming days.

Anandi Prasad Badal, the chairperson of Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi, Patna, said: “This workshop would see beautiful artworks and there would be an exchange of culture and idea among the artists. Renowned and amateur artists will benefit from this interaction.”