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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Rajghat on Friday morning to pay his respects to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his birth anniversary before visiting Jharkhand and Bihar.

A PMO release said that the Prime Minister will visit Jharkhand’s Khunti where he will inaugurate a 180 KW rooftop solar plant at the district court. He will later inaugurate a mega credit camp under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana at Bihar’s Dumka.

Modi will be back in the capital by evening to attend “Safaigiri Awards” event organized by the India Today group.

A Bharatiya Janata Party release said earlier that Modi will address a public meeting at Banka in poll-bound Bihar on Friday.

(IANS)

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Rural Traditional Artists Bring Out The Unique Interpretation Of Gandhi

The artists represent traditional art forms: Warli art, Gond art, North East weaving, Pattachitra art, Papier Mache art, Tanjore art, Sanjhi craft, Pattua art, and Kalamkari art, among others.

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Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi Spinning Charkha. Wikimedia

Gandhi, who has always inspired Indian art and literature, is the focal point of an exhibition of traditional art depicting various events of his life by rural artisans.

Developed for the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) and exhibited at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library here starting Wednesday, these 25 paintings are a unique interpretation of Gandhi’s life.

“The three monkeys, which is a pictorial maxim of ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,’ was one of the favourite themes of the artists and it was manifested in several paintings of the Gond artists who worked on the project,” said Vikramaditya Ugra, Bank’s General Manager.

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Quit India Movement ” , photo at Gandhi Memorial , Sabarmati Ashram , Ahamadabad. Wikimedia Commons

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“All the paintings have a story to tell and the artists worked for over two months on them,” said Ugra.

The artists represent traditional art forms: Warli art, Gond art, North East weaving, Pattachitra art, Papier Mache art, Tanjore art, Sanjhi craft, Pattua art, and Kalamkari art, among others.

It is open for public viewing in Delhi till Saturday, after which the exhibition will travel to Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.(IANS)