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Lalit Kala Akademi celebrates 64th Foundation Day

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The 64th celebrations of or the were inaugurated here today by

Sharma, talking about the contribution of the academy, said that the Akademi has been "true to its founding beliefs and objectives".

"Establishing an art institution is a big thing but serving art for 64 years consistently with same energy, dedication and enthusiasm is a task bigger than that.

"Currently, around 65 per cent of the Indian population falls under the age-group of 35-40 years and I feel very happy when I see the younger generation taking interest in arts. I am glad that the LKA is promoting art to the youths by organising various camps and competitions," the said.

He also released the logo of the 12th Triennale India which is scheduled to be organised by the Akademi in December.

Established in 1954 by the then Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Akademi has continuously supported Indian arts by promoting and propagating it in and outside the country.

and chairman of Uttam Pacharne said, "An is person who prefers living a carefree life but at the same time it demands dedication, austerity and penance."

Pacharne congratulated Akademi staff and art lovers on the occasion.

Earlier in the day, a demonstration of clay modelling named 'Aao Mitti Me Khele' was organised by the Akademi at Dr at the Estate.

The event was also attended by and Sutar, and the founder of Sanskar Bharti,

"A of Eloquent Silence" - a book on eminent Ganesh Pyne, written by Pranav Ranjan Ray was also launched on the occasion.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 21:25 IST