A three-day painting workshop held at the Nazrul Kala Kshetra in Agartala (Tripura) to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, concluded on Thursday.
The workshop was organised jointly by the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Information, Government of Tripura, with the objective of promoting art and craft and, at the same time, provide a platform to learners to understand the intricacies of paintings, right from the experts in the field.
Tripura’s Education Minister Ratanlal Nath inaugurated the workshop in the presence of other dignitaries. Several painters from different parts of the State participated in the workshop titled ‘150 Years of Celebrating the Mahatma’. The artists hoped that the workshop would help promote and preserve the rich art and cultural heritage of the region besides spreading the message of the Father of the Nation as regards peace.
The painters and artists also stated that in such workshops they get the “perfect platform to exchange ideas which helps keep the painting scenario robust and thriving”. Another idea behind organising the workshop was to provide an opportunity to the young and budding artists of the State to come together under one roof, interact professionally and exhibit the rich heritage of learning through a vibrant medium of colours on canvas and crafts.