Lucknow: A number of activities are currently underway across the state to mark the centenary year of the Chauri Chaura movement. As India pays its supreme homage to the martyrs of Chauri Chaura, Amity School of Fine Arts at Amity University Lucknow – Campus devoted a National Art camp to do their bit to make people aware of the sacrifices that were made.
The 5-day National Art camp organized at Amity School of Fine Arts in Collaboration with State Lalit Kala Academy concluded successfully at Amity University Lucknow Campus, Uttar Pradesh. The camp included 14 artists from various parts of the country from Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Maharashtra & Uttar Pradesh and more than 50 students who participated in offline and online Mode. The artist painted various paintings depicting the sacrifice of freedom fighters on canvas in this camp which began from 19 Mar 2021.
As part of the valedictory function, an exhibition showcased the artworks created by participating artists and students in the presence of Chief guest Sitaram Kashyap, Chairman State Lalit Kala Academy along with all dignitaries of Amity University Lucknow Campus.
The chief guest praised Amity University for organizing the event so successfully even in COVID times, by keeping in view all the precautions required.
The validatory function was graced by Prof. (Dr.) Sunil Dhaneshwar, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Lucknow Campus, Wg Comm, Dr Anil Kumar, Asst. Pro VC, Dr Manju Agarwal Dean Student Welfare, and Convenor, Prof Pooja Verma, Director Amity School of Fine Arts, Amity University Lucknow Campus. Prof. Pooja Verma thanked State Lalit Kala Academy, Uttar Pradesh for their cooperation & support to make this camp a success
All the participants were presented with certificate of appreciation for 5 days Art camp. The art camp sensitized people to remember the sacrifices of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev made during the freedom fight of India. The Artists & Students learnt a lot from each other as participants shared current best practices among them as art community.
At Amity University Lucknow campus, the residential national art camp was held under the joint aegis of Lalit Kala Akademi and Amity School of Fine Arts Lucknow. On this occasion, Dean Student Welfare Amity University Lucknow Campus Professor Manju Aggarwal, Director Amity School of Fine Arts Prof. Pooja Verma and several distinguished members of the departments and state Lalit Kala Akademi were present.
Speaking at the camp, Yashwant Singh Rathore said that as per the government’s plan, Rajya Lalit Kala Akademi is organizing a program based on Chauri Chaura movement across the state. In this art camp, we have invited budding artists of the state.
Addressing the artists, Chief Guest Professor Alok Kumar said Arts College has a long-standing relationship with the Academy of Arts and Amity University. Our trainees attend programs organized by each other’s institutions. Dean Student Welfare Prof. Manju Aggarwal said that, such programs give us an opportunity to connect with our roots and stay on the ground.