11 JULY 2022
The courtyard of Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) turned colourful by hand painting on ‘flags’, conceptualising the theme “The Rainbow of Hope” on the occasion of the 13th International Rang Malhar Event.
Around 20 young artists from Varanasi transformed white flags into paintings with the colours of their imagination.
“Rang Malhar has been organized for the last 12 years in Jaipur. This event is conceptualized by noted artist Dr.Vidhyasagar Upadhyay. Artists create their art works every year using a different object as the painting surface. The basic spirit of all creations remains the protection of the environment and its cordial relationship with the human being and nature also drenches mankind in its love through good rain.
For the past few years due to human selfishness in relationship with nature, a sense of negligence towards the environment is being observed. The purpose of this event is to re-invigorate the relationship between nature and man. Therefore, this year’s theme line has been decided as ‘The Rainbow of Hope’. Choosing a flag for the painting surface is also a message in itself. Taking initiative for some good work is also known as raising the flag. In this way, we also have to make each and every effort at our level for environmental protection rather than relying only on the efforts by the government and administration,” said Dr. Suresh Jangid, Painter and the local Coordinator of the Program.
It has been an amazing day for all participating artists of BHU who have contributed towards the environmental awareness and also realised the public on their responsibility towards the environment as well.
Satish Kumar, Assistant Professor from Music department accompanied the artists by playing Raaga Malhaar on flute during their creative art session.
Artists Sonika Sharma, Ashish Maurya, Nikhilesh Prajapati, Rajat Pandey, Garima Yadav, Shivam Gupta, Gautam Dev, Sudipta Swarnakar, Shweta Vishwakarma, Neha, Shalini Maurya, Archana Kumari, Sandeep Kumar and Akanksha Jaiswal participated in this unique community programme of Human Prosperity, Peace and Environment.