New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel took part in the 32nd Foundation Day Celebrations at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) as chief guest in New Delhi on 19 November. Speaking on the occasion, Patel said that IGNCA has great significance for it plays the role of preserving the dying forms of art and culture. Patel also released 20 new books and 6 DVDs on the occasion.
The function was attended by Joint Secretary (culture), Nirupama Kotru; DG National Gallery of Modern Art, Adwait Gadnayak; and member secretary IGNCA, Sachchidanad Joshi, among others.
Exhibitions have also been organised in the week-long celebration. The first exhibition is based on Mahatma Gandhi in which oil paintings of Elizabeth Sass Brunner and her daughter Elizabeth Brunner are displayed. The paintings were made between 1932 and 1961.
Another photo exhibition is of DRD Wadia and Shambhu Shah who photographed various aspects of the life Mahatma Gandhi.
Another exhibition focuses on the 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.
Celebrated Indian piano artist Enoch Denials also showcased a performance.
IGNCA is celebrating its Foundation day with a week long series of programs which consist of classical music performances, seminars, workshops, film festivals, exhibitions and book releases.
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