Painting workshop in Tripura focuses on Nobel laureate Tagore

Agartala, July 7: As a part of the ongoing celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a three-day painting workshop was recently organized in Tripura.

Young and eminent painters from India and Bangladesh participated in the workshop.

The presence of senior artists was helpful for young participants, as they shared their knowledge of art, its nuances, aesthetics and cultural traditions associated with it.

“We generally do not have such workshops; so it was a great opportunity for us to learn new things. Moreover we got to interact with many senior painters. We also learned new things about the culture and traditions of Bangladesh,” said Pushpal Deb, painter of Tripura.

“Here both young and experienced painters have come together. The one thing that is common in their paintings is the presence Rabindranath Tagore. In our paintings we have dealt with Tagore’s creations, art and style,” said Rafiqun Nabi, painter from Bangladesh.

“Such programs not only boost people to people contacts but also help in strengthening relations between the two countries,” he added.

In the past year, both India and Bangladesh have organized several cultural programs to mark Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary. (ANI)