Varanasi: A two-day event dedicated to the International Women’s Day, which is celebrated annually on March 8 to mark the socio-economic, cultural and political achievements of women, began at the Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University on Tuesday.
According to the coordinator Dr Uttama Dixit, the event has been organized to convey the message that women are the cornerstone of any community working tirelessly and making differences in the lives of those around them. The message is conveyed through symposium, exhibition of art works by young woman artists, art workshop, poetry and art talk on women empowerment.
“This is the new era of women who are proving themselves in every field of art culture, law, politics or sports,” said Dixit adding that for decades woman artists in India have been at the forefront of new movements in art.
Over 40 artworks have been put on display, all by young woman artists, to express or transfuse their emotions. Young artists are using this platform to address issues like race, gender, immigration and inequality as well as making work that’s beautiful, fresh and attractive. They also depicted harsh reality or the irony of this contemporary society. Besides exhibition, other activities like art workshop, interactive sessions, lectures and art talks are also being held on the occasion. The visitors appreciated the artistry of the young artists. The event was hosted by Mithai Lal.
The show was inaugurated by writer Dr. Neerja Madhav. Many distinguished faculties and persons including Prof DP Mohanty, Dean of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Prof S Pranam Singh, head of the department of visual arts, Dr Sima Tiwari, Dr Rachna Sharma, Dr Savita Suman, Dr Sachi Upadhyay, Dr Suman Singh, LM Sony and many others attended the programme.