New Delhi, Mar 5 : Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has underlined the important role that art and artisans play in preserving the history and cultural identity of a country and passing it from one generation to another.
"We would have been deprived of our rich historical and cultural identity without these works of arts" the minister said. "Interestingly, it is a language that everybody understands and that is what I consider the beauty and essence of 'Lalit Kala' (fine arts), the Union Minister said while inaugurating the 61st edition of National Exhibition of Art and National Kala Mela at Lalit Kala Akademi here on Wednesday evening. "The broken bits of terracotta discovered from archaeological sites like Rakhigarhi and Dholavira are example of fine arts. They have the potential to create and enrich history," Mr Patel added.
The minister also congratulated the 15 Lalit Kala Akademi awardee, who were conferred the prestigious award by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday morning.(UNI)