National Academy of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, celebrated its 65th Foundation Day in New Delhi today. The event was inaugurated by Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said, his Ministry is starting cultural mapping of the country which will be completed in a speedy manner.
Talking about the administrative management in the Akademi, Mr Patel said, coordinated efforts in transparent manner will ensure better functioning in the institution.
Sanskar Bharti founder Padmshri Baba Yogendra, Lalit Kala Akademi Chairman, Uttam Pacharne and eminent artist Vasudeo Kamath also graced the occasion.
The Minister also inaugurated art camp and artwork and painting exhibition and released a book - Mithila Ki Lok Chitrakala.
Lalit Kala Akademi or National Academy of Art was established in New Delhi in 1954 by the government to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country.
The Academy provides scholarships, fellowship programmes and organizes art-related exhibitions in India and overseas. The artwork and painting exhibitions will be open for public till 12th of this month. (AIR NEWS)