November 7 at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi was inaugurated the exhibition of paintings by prominent Indian artist Adarsh Sinha titled “I love Moscow”, dedicated to the Russian state holiday – the Day of National Unity.
The event was organized by RCSC in collaboration with the Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists (FIPA). The exhibition comprises both Indian works as well as the paintings created by the artist during and as the result of his trip to Russia in August this year as part of the delegation of Indian artists, filmmakers and journalists who visited Moscow, Vladimir and Suzdal in the framework of the “Generation Next” programme.
This year it was the first time India joined this programme of short-term visits to Russia of young representatives of the political, social, scientific and foreign business circles implemented by the Federal agency Rossotrudnichestvo according to the decree of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The author of the paintings Adarsh Sinha was one of the eight members of the first Indian delegation sent to Russia in the framework of the “Generation Next” project.
Chairman of the Academy of Fine Arts “Lalit Kala Academy” Mr. K.K. Chakravarty, Principal of College of Art, Delhi University Mr. S.N. Lahiri and Senior Counselor of the Russian Embassy in India Mr. Sergey Karmalito attended the function as the guests of honor, noting the original author's style and the professionalism of the paintings, combining architectural beauty of India in unison with that of Russia, abstract figures and the human silhouettes in an impressive and detailed manner.
Deputy director for culture and information, RCSC Mrs. Anastasia Khokhlova congratulated the guests on the Russian National Unity Day, recalling that the holiday was established on November 4 in the memory of the events of 1612, when people’s volunteer corps led by Kuzma Minin and prince Dmitry Pozharsky liberated Moscow from Polish invaders, demonstrating an example of heroism and solidarity of all people regardless of their origin, religion or social status.
Adarsh Sinha shared his experience of the process of creating paintings, the impressions of the trip to Russia, and expressed his gratitude to the RCSC for their assistance in organizing the exhibition “I love Moscow”.
Concluding remarks were made by Honorary Secretary of the Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists Mr. Vimal Mehta.
The official part was followed by the colorful performance of young students of the renowned Indian Kathak dancer Ms. Anu Sinha.
The exhibition will be on display at the RCSC exhibition hall until November 17 daily from 10:00 to 19:00, except on Sundays.
November 8 in continuation of the celebrations of the Day of National Unity the RCSC was visited by a group of Greenway Modern School students. They were shown round the center and the exhibition of paintings by Adarsh Sinha “I love Moscow” as well as the photo exhibition dedicated to the bilateral relations, visited the library and the Institute of the Russian language. Head of the Teachers’ Training Center of the Russian language Ms. Tatiana Perova told the young guests about Russia, the Day of National Unity and the history of this holiday. In the end the students were shown a multimedia presentation on Russia and a documentary about Moscow.