Lucknow: A grand launch of an art camp and exhibition was held in the city. The event started under the joint aegis of State Lalit Kala Akademi and Durga Kala Kendra. The momentous occasion also saw the unveiling of the National Art and Science Exhibition organized by Durga Kala Kendra Lucknow. It was inaugurated by Brajesh Pathak Cabinet Minister, Legislative Justice, Rural Engineering Services, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Reportedly 24 painters Bhupendra Kumar Asthana, Angad Verma, Sarika Bala Mishra, Kshama Dwivedi, Ashwini Prajapati, Rita Maurya, Amit Rajan Verma, RS Shakya, Umesh Saxena, Mohammad Shakeel, Dr. Kumud Singh, Prabhakar Rai, Dr. Rakhi Saini, Pratibha Awasthi, Raju Ranjan, Ashok Sharma, Sunil Saxena, Ranjana Deane, Deepa Singh Raghuvanshi, Rajendra Prasad, Shikha Pandey, Rajeev Mishra, Payal Tripathi participated in the event.
Part of the event as also the Swalavavati Devi Shukla National Art and Science Award 2021 which saw recipients of the awards that included Ram Mahesh Mishra, Founder Bhagyodaya Foundation, Dr. Mridul Shukla, Anandeshwari Awasthi, Ashutosh Pathak, Rajendra Kumar, Sita Ram Kashyap, Amit Dixit, Atul Dwivedi, Dr. Santosh Kumar (Scientific) Sarika Bala Mishra, Bhupendra Kumar Asthana, Prof. PK Tiwari, Nidhi Tiwari, Satyabhushan Verma, Avnish Pathak, Mohammad Shakeel, Mukesh Chaurasia and Prof. Ravikant.
On this occasion, Lalit Kala Akademi President Sita Ram Kashyap, Rajesh Tripathi (Ex-Minister), Mridul Shukla (Environment Minister), Ram Mahesh Mishra, Founder President All India Science Team, Atul Dwivedi Youth Branch President, Anandeshwari Awasthi, Shreyashi Awasthi, Bhrigu Nath Shukla (Councilor) were present.