18 July 2023 /
14th INTERNATIONAL RANG MALHAR AT VARANASI
VENUE: BHU CAMPUS
COORDINATOR: Dr. SURESH CHANDRA JANGID
CONCEPT: Dr. VIDYASAGAR UPADHYAY
Rang Malhaar, an artist’s initiative project presented the community based art programme at Varanasi in connection with the 14th International Rang Malhaar on 16 July 2023.
The ‘Rang Malhaar’ was conceptualized by Dr. Vidhyasagar Upadhyay, a renowned painter based in Jaipur, Rajasthan and initially the event was organized in Jaipur.
More than 20 young artists have conveyed the message of environment protection in a very creative manner. These artists have painted on the Tea Kettle depicting their own style. These artworks have been displayed in the Vishwanath Temple premises in Banaras Hindu University.
“Basically, it has been a part of the 14th international Rang Malhaar, conceptualized by noted artist Dr. Vidyasagar Upadhyay from Jaipur. This was started in 2010, since then it has been organised on Sunday of July every year in various parts of the world. Every year we decide on a different object for painting like an umbrella, hat, face mask, globe, t-shirt, cycle, car, carry bag and flags. As the Tea Kettle symbolises modern society and collecting and distributing the tea as per requirement has been the main reason for selecting the Tea Kettle as an object for painting,” said Dr. Suresh Jangid, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU and the coordinator of the event.
Our aim is to make people realise their duties towards the environment and encourage them to act at a personal level.
“In light of 17 SDGs decided by the United Nations organisation, we are trying to contribute through these creative efforts towards environmental awareness among the people. SDG number 13 to 15 addresses the environmental issues related to climate change, life underwater and life on earth. Our aim is to make people realise their duties towards the environment and encourage them to act at a personal level,” he added.