Art for a noble cause: Raising funds for Nepal

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2015 16:46 IST

Artists from across India recently came together to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake victims through an exhibition of their artworks at an event held in Delhi recently.

The exhibit, Charity Event for Nepal Earthquake Relief, saw participation by 70 artists, including Biplap Rej, Ram V Sutar, R B Gautam, Bhawani Shankar Sharma, Nathu Lal Verma, L N Naga, Hari Ram Kumawat, Preeta Gadkari, Parul Mittal and Hans Raj Kumwat.

Sanjeev Sharma, the organiser of the exhibition, said that it has received a good response from the visitors so far. "About 70 artists have participated in this event. It is completely a Nepal earthquake relief fund raising event. We have received a positive response so far and many people have visited our art gallery," he said.

The art gallery has already donated clothes and food items worth Rs 2 lakhs.

"A part of the sale of the exhibits will go to the Nepal Embassy for the victims and the rest of the amount will go to the participating artists. The artists have spent so much time creating these works. So, we decided to go forward with this initiative," he added.

The art gallery has already donated clothes and food items worth $3,000 (about Rs 2 lakhs) for the earthquake victims in Nepal from the money raised from the exhibition.

In April, a massive earthquake in Nepal had left thousands of people dead and many more homeless.

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