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An ode to Gandhi

first_imgTo propogate Gandhi Ji’s message of peace and celebrate his 150 birth anniversary, The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India is organising an exhibition entitled ‘Dandhi Yatra’. The art show will be inaugurated on December 29, at 5:00 pm.This exhibition showcases unseen drawings of artist Chhaganlal Jadav and also the master works of contemporaneous artists (from NGMA’s collection)to Gandhi ji like Nandlal Bose, Upendra Maharathi and Ram kinkar Baij, and others. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking of the exhibition, Adwaita Garyanak, Director Genral, NGMA, Delhi said, “The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (NGMA), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is extremely pleased to present the exhibition entitled ‘Dandi Yatra’, showcasing historical drawings of the journey of the Salt March from Sabarmati Satyagraha Ashram, Kochrab to Dandi, a small coastal village in Gujarat. The journey, covering 240 miles took 12 night halts and was witness to the breaking of the British law for salt. At that time, a veritable ocean of people had been drawn to this march, making it one of the largest mass movements of the world. An unsung Satyagrahi and artist Chhaganlal Jadav, in his tiny drawing book, had captured some known/unknown faces from amongst the participants of this epic journey towards Swaraj.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”I am extremely happy to share these landmark drawings that are part of our living history. They are presently a part of the personal collection of the Dr Rizwan Qadri from Ahmadabad, who brought these drawings to light and shared them with us for purpose of showcasing them for the first time, through this exhibition,” he added.It will be open for public from December 30 onwards, from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm on all working days expect for Mondays and National Holidays.Sharing her views on this exhibition, Ritu Sharma, Director, NGMA Delhi said, “The salt march is remembered presently as the most vital among the various movements of the freedom struggle. This journey was also witnessed by many artist-participants and media persons from across the world, who had recorded and documented this iconic happening. This is going to be one of its kind exhibition.”last_img

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