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World class college of fine arts to be set up by Roerich trust

Saturday, 26 March 2011 20:10

     A state-of-the-art Roerich International College of Fine arts will be developed at village Naggar in Kullu valley, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said.

Presiding over the 16th meeting of Board of Trustees of International Roerich Memorial Trust here, Dhumal said that it was a dream of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the world renowned painter late Nicolai Roerich to develop Naggar village as a centre of art.
He said that a detailed project report would be prepared and curriculum would be framed to select different forms of art to be taught to the students in the colleges.
Joint effort would be made by the Trust, Russian Embassy and the state government to generate funds for the same and an action plan would also be prepared to develop the complex as a combination of Himachali and Russian architect in an ecologically safe manner so that the solitude and natural beauty of the place remained undisturbed.
The Trust was created by Russian artist Svetoslav Roerich and his wife Devika Rani, big screen queen of yesteryears.
The IRMT, located in Kullu Valley in the state functions under the patronage of the co-chairmen of the Russian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IGC).
The memorial complex of the Roerichs in the township of Naggar in the Valley comprises the estate where the illustrious Russian family of the elder Roerichs lived from 1929 to 1947, an Art Gallery and the ''Urusvati'' Himalayan Research Institute.
Until his death in 1993, it was the abode of Svetoslav Roerich and his legendary film star wife, Rani. The estate is considered one of the unique treasure-houses of world culture.

Shimla, Mar 25 (PTI)

World class college of fine arts to be set up by Roerich trust

Shimla, Mar 25 (PTI) А world class state of the art Roerich international college of fine arts (RICFA) with multipurpose cultural complexes would be developed at village naggar in Kullu valley, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said.

Presiding over the 16th meeting of Board of Trustees of International Roerich Memorial Trust here he said that it was cherished dream of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the world renowned painter late Nicolai Roerich to develop Naggar village as a centre of art to hone the art skills of budding talents in different forms of art from within and outside the country.

He said that a detailed project report would be prepared and curriculum would be framed to select different forms of art to be taught to the students in the colleges.
Joint effort would be made by the Trust, Russian Embassy and the state government to generate funds for the same and an action plan would also be prepared to develodp the complex as a combination of Himachali and Russian architect in an ecologically safe manner so that the solitude and natural beauty of the place remained undisturbed.

Dhumal said that a committee consisting of Alexander M Kadakin, Ambassador of Russian Federation, Chief Secretary, S Kulkarni, Principal Secretary and Director language and culture, representative of Union ministry of Culture, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu B M Nanta and Dr Alena Adamkova, Executive Director of the Trust would submit its report for effective functioning of the centre.

He also announced constitution of separate committee, headed by the Deputy commissioner, Kullu to submit the report to the Board with regard to functioning of differrent wings of the trust within next six months and said that intellectuals, artists and writers needed to be associated in artistic activities of the Trust besides assigning them work to bring out quality publications.

Underlining the need for close coordination amongst different wings of the trust for effective functioning he said that all the projects envisaged by the trust should be implemented expeditiously to realise the dream of Vajpayee.

He said that late Nicolai Roerich had adopted Naggar as his second home and spent many years of his life in the valley where he had pinted world''s best paintings which were known as landmark in the world of art. He directed the trust authorities to maintain proper accounts of contributions received from different sources including foreign countries.

Alexander M Kadakin, who is also the vice president of the international Roerich Memorial Trust, said that the Russian government would be providing financial assistance to bring out two of the best and quality publications for the trust and assured help for construction of Roerich Art college.

He reiterated the resolve of the Russian government to transform Naggar estate into a world class museum, a cultural and educational and research complex that would meet universally recognised international standards and become an envy for other countries. He suggested that the Board to constitute an IRMT vision committee to prepare a long term visition with alleast a 10 years horizon so that the areas was developed in a most artistic manner.

S Kulkarni, former aide of former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee said that Vajpayee had a vision for the Roerich Museum which could be realised only with coordinated efforts.

Himachal Pradesh: World Class Arts College to be developed at Naggar says CM
 
Shimla: A World Class State of the Art Roerich International College of Fine Ats (RICFA) with Multipurpose Cultural Complex would be developed at Naggar village in Kullu Valley. This was revealed by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, in the 16th Board of Trustees Meeting of the International Roerich Memorial Trust held here under his Chairmanship, today.
Chief Minister said that it was cherished dream of former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee and the world renowned painter late Shri Nicholai Roerich to develop Naggar village as a centre of art to polish the young and budding talents in different forms of art from within and outside the country. He said that a detailed project report would be prepared and academic curriculum drawn to select different forms of arts to be taught to the students in the college. He said that joint effort would be made by the Trust, Russian Embassy and State Government to generate funds for the same. He said that an Action Plan would also be drawn to develop the complex as a combination of Himachali and Russian architect in an ecologically safe manner so that the solitude and natural beauty of the place was maintained.
Prof. Dhumal constituted a Committee consisting of HE Shri Alexander M.Kadakin, Ambassador of Russian Federation, Chief Secretary, Shri S. Kulkarni, Principal Secretary and Director Language and Culture, Representative of Union Ministry of Culture, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu Shri B.M.Nanta and Dr. Alena Adamkova, Executive Director of the Trust who would be submitting their report with regard to effective functioning of the Centre time to time. He also announced constitution of separate Committees to submit their report to the Board with regard to functioning of different wings of the Trust within next six months. He said that intellectuals, artists and writers needed to be associated in artistic activities of the Trust besides assigning them the work to bring out quality publications while the Deputy Commissioner, Kullu would be the Chairman of such Committee. He underlined the need for close coordination amongst different wings of the Trust so that it could function more effectively to realize the dream of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, of developing Trust area as best in the world for different artistic pursuits. He said that late Shri Nicholai Roerich had adopted Naggar as his second home and spent many years of his life in the valley where he had painted world's best paintings which were known as landmark in the world of art. He directed the Trust authorities to maintain proper accounts of contributions received from different sources including foreign countries.
H.E. Shri Alexandar M.Kadakin, Ambassador of Russian Federation and Vice President of the International Roerich Memorial Trust, said that the Russian Government would be providing financial assistance to bring out two of the best and quality publications for the Trust and assured help for construction of Roerich Art College. He reiterated the resolve of the Russian Government to transform Naggar Estate into a world class museum, a cultural, educational and research complex that would meet universally recognized International standards. He suggested that the Board need constitute an IRMT Vision Committee to prepare a long term vision with atleast a 10 year horizon so that the area was developed in a most artistic manner.
Shri S. Kulkarni, former aide of former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee said that former Prime Minister had a vision for the Roeriech Museum which could be realized with coordinated efforts. He said that the proposed Arts College had to be of world standard where best education and training facilities were available to the students. He said that the Trust needed to be ambitious about the Project by broad basing the circle.
Smt. Manisha Nanda, Principal Secretary, Language and Culture, welcomed the Chief Minister and Russian Ambassador to the Board Meeting and detailed the agenda items. She said that concerted efforts were being made to make the Roerich Museum as a centre of attraction to the art lovers from the world over.
Smt. Rajwant Sandhu, Chief Secretary, Members of the Board from Russia and Himachal Pradesh , Shri B.M.Nanta, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu, and senior officers of the State Government attended the meeting.

India Education Diary
03/25/2011 
 

World Class Arts College at Naggar

A World Class State of the Art Roerich International College of Fine Ats (RICFA) with Multipurpose Cultural Complex will develop at Naggar. Chief Minister discloses it in the 16th Board of Trustees Meeting of the International Roerich Memorial Trust held under his Chairmanship. Chief Minister said that it was cherished dream of former Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee and the world renowned painter late Nicholai Roerich to develop Naggar village as a centre of art to polish the young and budding talents in different forms of art from within and outside the country. He said that a detailed project report would be prepared and academic curriculum drawn to select different forms of arts to be taught to the students in the college. He said that joint effort would be made by the Trust, Russian Embassy and State Government to generate funds for the same. He said that an Action Plan would also be drawn to develop the complex as a combination of Himachali and Russian architect in an ecologically safe manner so that the solitude and natural beauty of the place was maintained.
Prof. Dhumal constituted a Committee consisting of Alexander M.Kadakin Ambassador of Russian Federation, Chief Secretary, S. Kulkarni, Principal Secretary and Director Language and Culture, Representative of Union Ministry of Culture, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu B.M.Nanta and Dr. Alena Adamkova, Executive Director of the Trust who would be submitting their report with regard to effective functioning of the Centre time to time. He also announced constitution of separate Committees to submit their report to the Board with regard to functioning of different wings of the Trust within next six months. He said that intellectuals, artists and writers needed to be associated in artistic activities of the Trust besides assigning them the work to bring out quality publications while the Deputy Commissioner, Kullu would be the Chairman of such Committee. He underlined the need for close coordination amongst different wings of the Trust so that it could function more effectively to realize the dream of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, of developing Trust area as best in the world for different artistic pursuits. He said that late Shri Nicholai Roerich had adopted Naggar as his second home and spent many years of his life in the valley where he had painted world’s best paintings which were known as landmark in the world of art. He directed the Trust authorities to maintain proper accounts of contributions received from different sources including foreign countries.
Alexander M. Kadakin, Ambassador of Russian Federation and Vice President of the International Roerich Memorial Trust, said that the Russian Government would be providing financial assistance to bring out two of the best and quality publications for the Trust and assured help for construction of Roerich Art College. He reiterated the resolve of the Russian Government to transform Naggar Estate into a world class museum, a cultural, educational and research complex that would meet universally recognized International standards. He suggested that the Board need constitute an IRMT Vision Committee to prepare a long term vision with atleast a 10 year horizon so that the area was developed in a most artistic manner.

International fine arts college to come up at Naggar


India Express news service Posted online: Sat Mar 26 2011, 04:38 hrs
Shimla : In an effort to develop the Kullu valley into a world class destination for fine arts education, the Himachal government has proposed locating the Roerich International College of Fine Arts (RICFA) at Naggar. This was stated by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal at a meeting with the trustees of the International Roerich Memorial Trust on Friday. The trust, the Russian Federation and the state government would jointly fund the project.

World Class Arts College at Naggar
A World Class State of the Art Roerich International College of Fine Ats (RICFA) with Multipurpose Cultural Complex would be developed at Naggar village in Kullu Valley. This was revealed by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, in the 16th Board of Trustees Meeting of the International Roerich Memorial Trust held here under his Chairmanship, today.
Chief Minister said that it was cherished dream of former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee and the world renowned painter late Shri Nicholai Roerich to develop Naggar village as a centre of art to polish the young and budding talents in different forms of art from within and outside the country. He said that a detailed project report would be prepared and academic curriculum drawn to select different forms of arts to be taught to the students in the college. He said that joint effort would be made by the Trust, Russian Embassy and State Government to generate funds for the same. He said that an Action Plan would also be drawn to develop the complex as a combination of Himachali and Russian architect in an ecologically safe manner so that the solitude and natural beauty of the place was maintained.
Prof. Dhumal constituted a Committee consisting of HE Shri Alexander M.Kadakin, Ambassador of Russian Federation, Chief Secretary, Shri S. Kulkarni, Principal Secretary and Director Language and Culture, Representative of Union Ministry of Culture, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu Shri B.M.Nanta and Dr. Alena Adamkova, Executive Director of the Trust who would be submitting their report with regard to effective functioning of the Centre time to time. He also announced constitution of separate Committees to submit their report to the Board with regard to functioning of different wings of the Trust within next six months. He said that intellectuals, artists and writers needed to be associated in artistic activities of the Trust besides assigning them the work to bring out quality publications while the Deputy Commissioner, Kullu would be the Chairman of such Committee. He underlined the need for close coordination amongst different wings of the Trust so that it could function more effectively to realize the dream of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, of developing Trust area as best in the world for different artistic pursuits. He said that late Shri Nicholai Roerich had adopted Naggar as his second home and spent many years of his life in the valley where he had painted world’s best paintings which were known as landmark in the world of art. He directed the Trust authorities to maintain proper accounts of contributions received from different sources including foreign countries.
H.E. Shri Alexandar M.Kadakin, Ambassador of Russian Federation and Vice President of the International Roerich Memorial Trust, said that the Russian Government would be providing financial assistance to bring out two of the best and quality publications for the Trust and assured help for construction of Roerich Art College. He reiterated the resolve of the Russian Government to transform Naggar Estate into a world class museum, a cultural, educational and research complex that would meet universally recognized International standards. He suggested that the Board need constitute an IRMT Vision Committee to prepare a long term vision with atleast a 10 year horizon so that the area was developed in a most artistic manner.
Shri S. Kulkarni, former aide of former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee said that former Prime Minister had a vision for the Roeriech Museum which could be realized with coordinated efforts. He said that the proposed Arts College had to be of world standard where best education and training facilities were available to the students. He said that the Trust needed to be ambitious about the Project by broad basing the circle.
Smt. Manisha Nanda, Principal Secretary, Language and Culture, welcomed the Chief Minister and Russian Ambassador to the Board Meeting and detailed the agenda items. She said that concerted efforts were being made to make the Roerich Museum as a centre of attraction to the art lovers from the world over.
Smt. Rajwant Sandhu, Chief Secretary, Members of the Board from Russia and Himachal Pradesh , Shri B.M.Nanta, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu, and senior officers of the State Government attended the meeting.
DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS HP, SHIMLA-2
Press Note No. 313/2011-PUB 
March 25, 2011

 

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