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Republic Day Parade 2022: Warli Art of Maharashtra To Be Proudly Displayed at R-Day in New Delhi

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Mumbai, January 24: Maharashtra’s Warli artwork shall be proudly displayed at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on coming Wednesday (January 26, 2022), courtesy an initiative known as ‘Kala Kumbh- Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, collectively organized by the National Gallery of Modern Arts, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Defence. Twenty Warli artists from Palghar district have employed their inventive abilities to painting the wealthy tribal tradition in 5 big 6ft by 45 ft canvases at a workshop held at Chitkara University in Chandigarh throughout December 26 – 30, 2021. They have been joined by 230 more artists coming from numerous elements of India, as half of the occasion which marks 75 years of Independence.
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Rajesh Wangad who participated in the workshop is a much-acclaimed Warli artist from Ganjad village in Dahanu taluka of Palghar district. He states, “The five canvases have been used to portray various aspects of tribal culture starting right from pre-independence era to the present days”. Speaking to PIB, he described the themes of every canvas, on which twenty artists have labored collectively to deliver alive their identification and patriotism.

The topic of the primary canvas was ‘conflict and exodus’ as confronted by the tribals in British period. Shri Wangad mentions that tribal folks have been the primary to battle towards the international intruders who had wrested away their forest lands and subjected them to persecution and injustice. Traditional weapons like bow and arrow, stones and so forth. which have been utilized by the tribal troopers in preventing the British have been proven in this canvas. Republic Day 2022 Celebration Details: Know Timings of January 26 Parade And Beating Retreat Ceremony; Here’s When And Where To Watch Live Streaming.

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The second canvas brings to life the methods and mores of tribal life in an impartial India. In this canvas, the Warli artists have portrayed the modifications that got here in their society and livelihood after attaining independence from the British. Government schemes for his or her welfare, their traditions, ceremonies and dialect have symbolically been entered in this canvas.

A 3rd canvas named ‘Circle of Life’ focuses on tribal spiritual beliefs, deities, worship of nature, animals, conventional dance and so forth. “Tiger is very important in our culture”, states Wangad. This canvas has proven their sentiments centering the feline species.

The fourth canvas has a theme of tribal marriage ceremonies. “During a marriage in Warli households, the entire family, starting from children to grown-up men and women, paint the outer walls of their houses together”, informs Wangad. The topic of these work contains nature, wildlife. It contains conventional motifs surrounding gods and goddesses known as ‘Lagnachauk’ and ‘Devachauk’. The fifth canvas focuses on their conventional agriculture and harvesting strategies.

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Chandana Chandrakant Ravate, one of the 4 ladies artists in the group, states, “Our work in Kala Kumbh illustrates our traditions and the struggle faced by our unsung heroes for attaining freedom of the land”. “I feel lucky to have been a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by means of Kala Kumbh workshop and thereby getting a chance to remember our revered freedom fighters once again”, she added. Smt. Ravate additionally said that “Traditionally, Warli art was practiced by women, though men are now dominating this profession. I want to train more women in this art to restore their past glory in this field”.

Senior Warli artists who’ve acquired many accolades have been an element of this celebration of conventional artwork. Many of them are members of the family and college students of the late Padma Shri Jivya Soma Mashe, who’s credited to have popularized the tribal Warli artwork type. The taking part artists from Palghar’s Dahanu Taluka and Vikramgad Taluka embody Devu Dhodade, Balu Dhumada, Shantaram Gorkhana, Vijay Mhase, Anil VangadPravin Mhase, Kishore Mhase, Ganpat Dumada, Rupesh Gorkhana, Vishal Vangad, Ganesh Vangad, Sandesh Rajad, Amit Dhombre, Manoj Badange, Nitin Balsi, Vaishnavi Gimbhal, Sunita Baraf and Anita Dalvi. The artists are excited to see their artwork attaining new heights of glory by means of this initiative. Republic Day 2022 Parade Guidelines: Unvaccinated People, Children Below 15 Years Not Allowed at January 26 Celebration Parade.

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The gigantic and spectacular scrolls created below the distinctive initiative ‘Kala Kumbh’ have now been put in at the Rajpath for the Republic Day 2022 celebrations. The scrolls, painted by native artists drawn from completely different areas, adorn both aspect of the Rajpath and current an awe-inspiring view. Shri Govind Mohan, Secretary, Ministry of Culture said final week that the numerous artwork kinds of these artists are additionally mirrored in the scrolls which have been introduced collectively on a single platform in the true spirit of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat. After Republic Day, the scrolls shall be taken to completely different elements of the nation and exhibited there as half of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Kala Kumbh – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav displays the essence of unity in variety and the fantastic historical past of its folks, tradition and its achievements.

(The above story first appeared on SociallyKeeda on Jan 24, 2022 10:04 PM IST. For more information and updates on politics, world, sports activities, entertainment and way of life, go surfing to our web site sociallykeeda.com).

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