Tagore on canvas- peep into literature in form of painting
People of the city got an opportunity to experience the magic of Guru Rabindranath Tagore’s work in the form of a 5 days long ongoing exhibition that is from March 18 to 22 organized by the Academy of Language, Art and Culture, Himachal Pradesh at the historic Gaiety Theatre, Shimla.
While informing about the exhibition Ashok Hans, secretary, academy said, “To mark the celebration of 150 years of birth anniversary of Guru Rabindranath Tagore we organized various camps and these showcased paintings and Chamba rumal are the result of those camps only. During the camps we had various categories like phari miniature painting, Chamba rumal and modern art.”
“Other than that we also organized the children competition and have exhibited the chosen work from the same category”, he informed further.
During the exhibition spectators got an opportunity to witness the scenes from various literary work of Guru including poems like Lotus, Paper Boat; stories like Samaaj ka shikaar; Bekhaarin, Raja- Rani; Tote ke siksha and Kabuliwaala; Novel like Wreck.
While commenting on the exhibition Chief Sectary, Himachal Pradesh and the Chief Guest for the occasion said, “The effort on the part of people to pay tribute to Tagore, in the form of painting scenes on canvas or in form of embroidery by the artists is highly commendable.”
For all the art lovers it’s a treat to watch but however for the ones who are regular visitor to the exhibitions held here, might turn out to be bit disappointing, as the showcased work has been repeated and was exhibited in the year gone by, by the academy in an exhibition held at the same venue.
Use Offerings Made at Himachal’s Hindu Religious Institutions Only For Hindus, Employ Only Hindus: HP Govt
Shimla-The Additional Chief Secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Language, Art & Culture Department has issued a notification barring the use of offerings made at the Hindu religious places or institutions for non-Hindu Communities.
Directions in this regard have been issued to Commissioners (temple) under Section 27 of the Himachal Pradesh Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act, 1984.
“All the receipts or offerings including gold and silver of the Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments shall be used only for the purposes pertaining to the welfare and other activities relating to only Hindus. No receipts or offerings shall be used for the purposes associated with activities relating to Non-Hindus,” the notification said.
Further, now, no non-Hindu person would be given any sort of employment at the Hindu religious institutions/places.
“All the officers and officials including the personnel related to security etc. whether appointed or deputed or taken on outsourcing basis shall be out of the persons professing the Hindu religion only,” the notification said.
No further clarification was provided regarding the intended purpose of this move.
Kullu Dussehra 2021: All Religious Ceremonies to be Allowed, But No Commercial and Cultural Events
Shimla-The International Kullu Dussehra would be organised from 15th October to 21st October, 2021, the Himachal Pradesh Government informed today after holding a meeting regarding the same.
The HP Government has decided that all deities would be invited for the Dussehra festival. Orgnaization of all religious ceremonies would be allowed traditionally, but the cultural and commercial activities would not be held.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over meeting of State Level Kullu Dussehra Committee. Directions were given to ensure proper security system, uninterrupted electricity supply and adherence of Covid-19 guidelines.
It was also decided in the meeting that Language, Art and Culture Department would provide an additional amount of Rs. 10 lakh to district administration Kullu for organising Kullu Dussehra festival.
Wah Re Corona: Himachali Folk Artist’s Lyrical Satire is Factual Rendition of India’s Agonizing Catastrophe
Shimla-Otherwise blatantly vocal and distinctively mass-mobilizing government of India is suddenly in the most subdued self after its proclaimed victory over the deathly virus; participation in uncontrolled election rallies; and permitting maha melas. The stalwarts are in the hiding, while helpless citizens – who voted them into power not once but in landslide victories twice – are dying due to lack of oxygen, poor – unavailable – medical facilities, and the denial stance of the ignorant in the helm.
Drawing a comparison between the fatal coronavirus and the mismanagement of the entire situation by the appalling government; a Himachali folk artist has released a factually appropriate lyrical satire that will tickle your mind and leave you to imagine what has brought this catastrophe onto us. The song is written by Rameshwar Sharma and music by Lalit Sauta.