New Delhi: union Culture and Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy on Friday inaugurated an exhibition of paintings by eminent artist Akbar Saheb at the National Gallery of Modern Art. The unique 55 artworks created by Akbar Saheb are completely inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his incredible journey. The exhibition, curated by Rajiv Menon, will run from October 28 to November 3.
Speaking on the occasion, union Minister G Kishan Reddy said that Akbar Saheb has beautifully carved on canvas the journey of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Gujarat to becoming a world leader. He said that the special feature of these paintings is that they have also given place to major policy decisions like GST, Demonetization and Surgical Strike. He said that in these pictures, the challenges faced by Narendra Modi and his achievements have also been depicted very well. With his extraordinary paintings, Akbar Saheb’s sole aim is to inspire Indians to fulfill their dreams. He said the painting ‘Dare to Dream’ documents the daring journey of a young boy selling tea in a small town in Gujarat to becoming the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy.
The ongoing exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art will showcase the success stories of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as various events such as Vibrant Gujarat, Shining Bright (based on Asia’s largest solar park in Gujarat), Statue of Unity, Truth Prevails, Sadbhavna Yatra Beautiful paintings can be seen highlighting the many challenges faced by the projects. More than forty artworks based on Mann Ki Baat have been included in the exhibition. Sankalp se siddhi, say no to black money, beware of drugs, save our farmers, water is a blessing and a helping hand are excellent creations which seem not only beautiful but also give a message. A painting titled ‘Two Great Leaders’ depicts some special moments shared with US President Barack Obama. Along with this it also has artist’s master strokes on the challenges of demonetisation, the Indus Water Treaty and the heroic sacrifice of the Indian Army.