Paintings of Raja Ravi Verma are symbol of festival, reverence & respect says G Kishan Reddy


Abhishek Byahut

New Delhi

In view of the Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Platinum Jubilee of Delhi Police, a Cultural Programme – Raja Ravi Varma Chitrakar Samman Samaroh, “Chitranjali” was organised at Delhi police headquarters on Tuesday evening.

The program was organised to commemorate Raja Ravi Varma’s 174th birth anniversary in association with Ministry of Culture and Megh Mandal Sansthan.

G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of Culture, Tourism & DoNER, was invited as Chief Guest on the occasion.

Addressing to artists and invitees, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said that many artists are being felicitated for their contribution in art today on this occasion.

Adding that he said the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma are a symbol of festival, reverence & respect.

He conveyed his sincere appreciation to the artists on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reddy remembered former PM PV Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary.

Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki (Former Governor of Punjab, Haryana & Tripura) was the Guest of Honour.

Professor Solanki on the occasion said that Raja Ravi Verma was among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. “The event felicitating artists in the remembrance of Raja Ravi Verma is a great initiative on the part of Ministry of Culture and Delhi Police,” He said

Mr Solanki congratulated the winners on this occasion.

Rakesh Asthana Commissioner of Police, Delhi said that the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma show cases the vast history and diverse culture of India which is an inspiration for all.

The paintings of Raja Ravi Verma were exhibited in the corridors of Adarsh Auditorium showcasing his diverse artistic achievements.

Varma’s paintings have been a source of cultural and spiritual inspiration.

Vimlesh Brijwall (Secretary, Megh Mandal Sansthan) and Ramavarma Thampuran (General Secretary, Kilimanoor Palace Trust and a descendent of Raja Ravi Verma) were invited as the Special Guests.

Sonal Mansingh (Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha), Anu Asthana (President, PFWS), Sanjay Beniwal (Spl CP Perception Management) and many other notable artists and senior police officers graced the occasion.

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