HT Youth Forum 2017: Mandeep Singh Mann among Top 30 Under 30
In the run-up to its sixth edition of Top 30 under 30, Hindustan Times profiles 30 young achievers who will be felicitated at its flagship event on May 26. They are from fields ranging from the forces, academics and art to entertainment and sports. Among them is Mandeep Singh Mann.ht youth forum 2017 Updated: May 25, 2017 18:15 IST
Modern Michelangelo: Mandeep Singh Mann, 29, Mohali
Mandeep is an immensely talented sculptor who can breathe life into inanimate objects. A native of Khera village near Mohali in Punjab, he has always been fascinated by art. He also likes to see it flourish around him. As a student of Masters of Art, he cobbled together a group of young artists to collaborate on art.
Secret sauce: A strong belief in one’s ability coupled with hard work.
Inspiration: Famous Italian sculptors and painters Michelangelo and Gian Lorenzo Bernini are Mandeep’s two inspirations.
Challenges facing India: Superstition, lack of education, and corruption.
Uplifting feature: Taj Mahal is the most uplifting feature about India.
The road ahead: Wants to do more work on stone sculptures.
As an agent of change: “Art is a strong medium for conveying a message, and I want to convey human values through my art.”
By the way: When not carving stones, Mandeep enjoys singing and writing.
To know more about the other achievers click here