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CELEBRATING 75TH YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE AND INDIAN TRADITIONAL ARTS IN AUSTRALIA

April 03,2022 

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India, this year, celebrates 75th year of Independence. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate this occasion.

There are many events held across the world to celebrate this great occasion for all Indians. One of theseevents, held in Australia recently, was the “Celebration of India’s Traditional Art Forms”, a wonderful way to celebrate this momentous occasion for all Indians living in India and abroad. Celebration of India’s Traditional Art Forms event was held online via Zoom on 28thMarch, 2022 at 4.30PM AEDT (11.00AM IST).A key focus was on Tanjore Painting, one of the oldest Indian traditional art forms, and recognised as a heritage art form.

The event was organised by Ms Gayathri Vidhya Elango, Director of Gayathri’s Tanjore Paintings in association with SNR Sons Charitable Trust, Coimbatore, India, a non-profit organisation founded in the year 1970, and with more than 50 years of leadership in diverse fields – from secondary education to medical, dental and engineering degrees, aged care and medical care, religious endowments and charitable initiatives. 

Ms Elango,an enthusiastic organiser of this event is a power electronics engineer by education, and is a passionate traditional Tanjore painting artist living in Melbourne.She is working towards spreading awareness about the traditional concepts of the Tanjore paintings, especially to the younger generations, through exhibitions and displays and providing guidance to interested people in the community. Ms Elango’s passion for Tanjore paintings and her ongoing work to promote it will go a long way to preserve this traditional art form. 

The Chief Guest at the event was HonourableSrimathiMeenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Government of India, and the Guest of Honour was the Hon Jason Wood MP, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, Australian Government.A special invitee was GuruDr. Shivaji Santosh, Art Researcher and Trainer from India. He is the designer for theIndia’s most prestigious interplanetary mission Chandrayan and Mangalyan’s Commemorative monument proposed at Shriharikota ISRO space port of India.Mr. Sundar Ramakrishnan, Joint Managing Trustee of SNR Sons Charitable Trust joined the event online from India.

A “Kala Yuga Puraskar” Award was instituted at the event to honour the most renowned artists from the fields of Music, Dance and Theatre Arts from India.The award consists of a silver memento, an appreciation certificate and a cash pack. Awardees for 2022 are 

1. Padma Bhushan SrimathiPSusheela, with 66 years of singing and more than 20,000 songs so far, she has won 11 National Awards and 5 State Awards in India and a lot more awards and achievements. 

2. Kalaimamani Dr. Srekala Bharath, has given many performances and participated in major dance festivals in India and Abroad.

3. Director Shri Kathir - has directed many cult movies, in Tamil Film Industry. One of the few directors who has showcased the beauty of Australia especially the 12 apostles even before 20years which left his audience in awe.

The event started on time at 4.30pm AEDT | 11.00AM IST. While the event was hosted by Gayathri’s Tanjore Paintings from Melbourne, the Chief Guest, the awardees and other guests joined from India, and the Guest of honour joined from Melbourne. There were a number of other event participants, supporters and audience from Australia, India and Malaysia.

Honourable Minister from India Smt. MeenakhiLekhi, was very happy to address in the event and welcomed the initiative which she envisaged would build the friendship between Austalia and India. SmtLekhi’samazing address included a history of Tanjore paintings.The Guest of Honour, Hon Jason Wood, spoke about the Tanjore paintings, and about art and culture in Australia. The event itself was such a treat for the other guests and invitees and audience, and a great discourse on traditional Indian art.

The event then proceeded with the conferring of the award “Kala Yuga Puraskar” 2022. Eminent people representing Gayathri’s Tanjore Paintings in India, presented the Award to the Awardees.The awardees were delighted and proud to receive the “Kala Yuga Puraskar” 2022, and gave their note of acceptance.

The event was made more enjoyable by vocal performances and a veena performance by artists from Chennai and Malaysia, and the release of a music album named “Thamizha”, by artists in Melbourne. 

This celebration of traditional art forms will definitely be an inspiration for many young aspiring artists to reach artistic heights.

- Our Overseas  Correspondent Govind Raj


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