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Yatra – 5: Art exhibition unveiled in Tezpur

18 artists from Assam and the Philippines display diverse creations

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TEZPUR, July 2: The five-day art exhibition titled ‘Yatra – 5’ commenced at the Baliram Lahkar Art Gallery of Asomiya Club in Tezpur. The exhibition is jointly organised by acclaimed artists Ratumani Das and Nabanita Sarma. The inauguration ceremony took place on Sunday and was graced by renowned Assamese poet Pranab Kumar Barman.

The exhibition showcases paintings by 18 artists from Tezpur, Sonitpur, Sivasagar, and a popular painter from the Philippines. Some of the participating artists include Santosh Kumar, Debajyoti Barua, Ritimani Sut, Nupangana B Kashyap, Ritika Das, Kashyapjyoti Nath, Nishanta Kumar Nath, Nandini Kashyap, Priyanka Kakati, Raghav Mahanta, Nayan Hazarika, Juri Devi, Rehena Ahmed, Soumitra Dutta, Anita Kalita, Jagindra Singh, Ratumoni Das, and Nabanita Sarma.

During the inauguration, Pranab Kumar Barman highlighted the history of painting in India, emphasising the close relationship between painting and poetry. He mentioned that Indian painting has a rich heritage and has been enjoyed by people from ancient cave paintings to the present day.

Dr Bhupen Saikia, noted author and president of Sonitpur Zila Sahitya Sabha, attended the event as the chief guest, and Dr Swadhinata Mahanta, Maya Sharma, Dr Jahanara Begum, and other prominent personalities from the fields of education, literature, acting, journalism, and art were also present at the exhibition. The event was moderated by Shantanu Barua, secretary of Asomiya Bhasa Unnati Sadhini Sabha.

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