‘Govt mulling plans to pro­mote artists and their creations’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - METRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

PATNA: Veteran artists of the coun­try would ex­change their ideas and views on var­i­ous as­pects of art at a three-day win­ter artists’ work­shop, which was in­au­gu­rated at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir on Satur­day. The arts, cul­ture and youth af­fairs de­part­ment, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Sri­jan Bi­har and Gyan Ki­ran has or­gan­ised the work­shop.

Di­rec­tor of the de­part­ment Vi­nay Ku­mar in­au­gu­rated the work­shop by paint­ing his thoughts on a can­vas. Later, he ex­pressed hap­pi­ness over the in­crease in peo­ple’s in­ter­est in vis­ual arts.

“The government has pre­pared sev­eral schemes to pro­mote artists. Our en­deav­our is to help the artists and make their creations recog­nised ev­ery­where,” he said.

In his ad­dress, di­rec­tor of Do­or­dar­shan (Patna and Ranchi) Kr­ishna Dev Kal­pit stressed that art or­gan­i­sa­tions needed to work harder to de­velop vis­ual arts. He also lauded Sri­jan and Gyan Ki­ran for ac­tively work­ing for the good in­ter­ests of the artists.

Print artist Shyam Sharma said that the work­shop would be a golden op­por­tu­nity for he art- ists to ex­change their ideas and ex­hibit their mas­ter­pieces to the pub­lic. Sev­eral art schol­ars and crit­ics also spoke.

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