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Prime Minister visits the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi for viewing the exhibition ‘Jana Shakti: A Collective Power’

Posted On: 14 MAY 2023 2:14PM by PIB Delhi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi today to view the exhibition ‘Jana Shakti: A Collective Power’. The exhibition has been organised to mark  the 100th episode of Prime Minister’s popular radio programme Mann ki Baat. The exhibition celebrates the artistic diversity of India and is inspired by the  themes highlighted in  Mann ki Baat.

The Prime Minister was taken on a special walkthrough of the exhibition where the artists got an opportunity to explain their artworks and the themes of Mann Ki Baat that that inspired their artworks. The Prime Minister also viewed the immersive projection show of the Jana Shakti exhibition at the historic dome of the Jaipur house. After viewing the artworks, PM signed the Jana Shakti Exhibition catalogue and penned down the message, “Mann Mandir ki Yatra Sukhad ho..” The catalogue has also been pre-signed by the 13 artists.

Thirteen renowned modern and contemporary artists have utilized various mediums to express themselves and present an artistic representation of the Prime Minister's message on twelve themes. Each theme is related to topics such as Water Conservation, Nari Shakti, Awareness on Covid, Swachh Bharat, Environment & Climate Change, Indian Agriculture, Yoga & Ayurveda, Indian Science & Space, Sport & Fitness, India @ 75 & Amrit Kaal, Celebrating North-East India and India & the World. 

The artists whose artworks are on display in the exhibition include Smt. Madhavi Parekh, Shri Manu Parekh, Shri Atul Dodiya, Shri Riyas Komu, Shri G.R Iranna, Shri Ashim Purkayastha, Shri Jiten Thukral & Shri Sumir Tagra, Shri Paresh Maity, Shri Pratul Dash, Shri Jagannath Panda, Shri Manjunath Kamath, and Ms. Vibha Galhotra.

Shri Govind Mohan, Secretary, Ministry of Culture; Smt. Kiran Nadar, Founder, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and Dr. Alka Pande, Curator of the exhibition were also present on the occasion along with other officials and staff of the Ministry of Culture and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.



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