Action to make Chitrakala Parishath a Deemed University: CM Bommai
Bengaluru, March 27: Chitrakala Parishath is the epicentre for Chitrakale (art of drawing and painting) in Karnataka. It needs to be extended all over the State. Action would be taken to establish Chitrakala Galleries in 6 regional spots, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
The Chief Minister in his address after inaugurating the 19th edition of the ‘Chitra Santhe’ organised by the Chitrakala Parishath said, there is a demand to make Chitrakala Parishath, an autonomous institution, into a Deemed University. Action would be initiated to declare it a Deemed University in the next session of the State Legislature. A new dimension would be given to Chitrakala Parishath under the leadership of BL Shankar by bringing various institutions under its affiliation.
Chitra Santhe is a wonderful concept. Any art would find its value when it is showcased to the world. Chitra Santhe is doing it in an innovative way enabling lakhs of people to witness it and get inspired. It is a great source of encouragement for the artists, Bommai said.
Referring to critics of art, the Chief Minister said, “you need not get disturbed by the critics. Their criticism would make you improve further.”
Chitra Santhe, a confluence of artists and the patrons of art, is happening after two years. It should go on eternally. Our government is committed to encourage all forms of art and culture, Bommai said. The Chief Minister praised BL Shankar for the growth of Chitrakala Parishath.
Bommai interacted with the artists and showed keen interest as he watched their pieces of art on display and sale at the Chitra Santhe which stretched from Windsor Manor Circle to Shivananda Circle. Artists from various states and countries have put up their pieces of art on show and sale.
The Chief Minister enjoyed the occasion just like a common man and he was seen relishing his childhood favourite Joy ice cream candy of Mango flavour by purchasing it by paying from his pocket. He freely mingled with people and appreciated the artists for their skill.
Bommai inaugurated ‘Chitra Santhe 2022’ by signing on the side of an art depicting Mother India.