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Jana Shakti exhibition inaugurated to mark the 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat

Jana Shakti exhibition inaugurated to mark the 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat

May 06, 2023

Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ completed its 100th episode on 30th April 2023. To commemorate this milestone, the Jana Shakti exhibition was inaugurated at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture.

The inauguration event was graced with the presence of several eminent personalities such as Shri G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and Department of Northeast Region (DoNER); and Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi, Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs among others. The exhibition was inaugurated by global artist Ms. Anjolie Ela Menon. The exhibition showcased the diversity of India and highlighted various themes, thoughts, and visions shared by the Hon’ble Prime Minister through Mann Ki Baat episodes.

Twelve modern and contemporary Indian artists were featured in the exhibition organized by renowned curator Dr. Alka Pande. Each artist contributed to the exhibition by showcasing their work on one of twelve different themes, ranging from awareness of Covid and India and the world to Nari Shakti to Water conservation. Other themes include India at 75 and Amrit Kaal, Celebrating North-East India, Swachh Bharat, Environment & Climate Change, Indian Agriculture, Yoga & Ayurveda, Indian Science & Space, and Sports & Fitness.

The exhibition's artworks featured a wide variety of mediums such as paintings, sculptures, photography, etc. It offered everyone the chance to view a variety of artistic expressions that convey the artists' individual perspectives on each issue. The Jana Shakti exhibition's use of 3D projection technology gave viewers an exciting and original way to interact with the artwork and understand the concept behind it.

Ministry of Culture also collaborated with Amar Chitra Katha to launch the first comic book of the 12-book series based on the stories and themes of Mann Ki Baat. These books will be published in English and 12 other Indian languages as well.

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