DELHI METRO ORGANISES ART CAMP TO PROMOTE INDIAN CULTURE AND HERITAGE AMONG ITS COMMUTERS (08/08/2017)
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in association with the Master Sansar Chand Baru Trust (MSCBT), Jammu organized a national art camp-cum-workshop at the Delhi Metro’s newly inaugurated ‘Prakriti – Metro Park’ at Shastri Park from 5th to 8th August 2017.
DMRC has earlier associated itself with many other government bodies/ organizations such as the Ministry of Culture, Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Delhi Tourism, India Habitat Centre, Indian Council of Historical Research, the Crafts Museum as well as independent artists for setting up display panels, art works etc at the Metro stations across the network. To promote the culture of book reading among the commuters, book stores have also been opened at the Kashmere Gate and Vishwavidyalaya Metro stations by the National Book Trust as well as Sahitya Akademi.
In this three-day workshop, 15 artists from different states participated and produced 30 creative canvas paintings depicting rich Indian heritage. Participation certificates were distributed to these artists by Sh. Sharat Sharma, Director (Operations) in the presence of other senior DMRC officials.
The workshop was organized with an objective to promote the Indian cultural heritage through art works to the common man / commuters. The paintings produced by these artists will be displayed at different metro stations of Delhi Metro. Earlier this year, another pool of artists from across the country had come together to create beautiful artistic installations for the Prakriti Metro Park, carrying pertinent messages on a range of issues. All these installations were created from waste materials generated from the Delhi Metro’s construction sites. AD/ED (CC)/DMRC