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A slice of Banaras on art menu

Art lovers in the city got another reason to cheer on Sunday.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2012 02:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Art lovers in the city got another reason to cheer on Sunday. The Bhuvneshwari Kala Kendra, set up in 1995 on the outskirts of the city at Bhondsi by late prime minister Chandra Shekhar, re-opened to host cultural events.

The centre had stopped hosting events following Shekhar’s death in 2007.

The fresh beginning took off with a three-day painting exhibition “Banaras — A spiritual quest” followed by a pantomime-form theatre performance by NGO Jagran.

Kiran Singh, the late PM’s granddaughter and president of the cultural centre said, “Events like this underline the rich cultural heritage of the country and raise awareness on social issues. We plan to organise more of them.”

The who’s who of the city's cultural fraternity, politicians and entrepreneurs attended the event.

Spread over 7 acre, the centre will provide space for various cultural facilities like painting and sculpture.

“We will build an amphitheatre which can seat nearly 1,200 persons. We will also organise art exhibitions and workshops,” said Kiran.

First Published: Apr 17, 2012 02:13 IST