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Chitkara students to paint 75m long scrolls as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Posted On: 20 DEC 2021 3:11PM by PIB Chandigarh

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav which is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements, the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence is organising a workshop for painting scrolls, representing the heroic lives & struggles of the unsung heroes of India’s freedom movement, forming an integral part of Republic Day celebrations 2022. The event for the scroll painting has been titled, “Kala Kumbh - Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. Inspiration will also be drawn from the illustrations in the Constitution of India wherein the artistic elements painted by Nandlal Bose and his team have imparted a distinctive appeal. These scrolls are proposed to be displayed along Rajpath as part of the celebrations of Republic Day, 2022. 

Ten scrolls of 75 meters (it will be 14-15 ft high) each will be commissioned which will represent and showcase our rich cultural heritage of indigenous & contemporary visual art practices, focusing on diverse geographical locations of India. The scrolls would reflect inherent artistic visuals pertaining to the grand celebrations of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and would also reflect our National pride.


The strategic location of these scrolls along Rajpath would serve as an open gallery for all the citizens and it is intended to inspire people about the rich national heritage and legacy of Bharat in its true sense. Another aspect that is proposed to be achieved from the open air display of these painted scrolls is an enhanced aesthetics of urban landscape while also analyzing the potential of art as a means to express National pride and excellence.

In the Northern region, the scrolls will be painted at:





No. of artists 

Chandigarh (5 Scrolls )

  1. 26th – 30th December 2021

Chhitkara University, Chandigarh from 26 Dec 2021



The remaining 5 scrolls are being painted at Bhubhaneshwar, Odisha.




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