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Seminar held on the contribution of Bihar in the development of Indian art
The seminar hall of Patna Museum was filled with eminent historians, archeologists, research scholars and art lovers of India. The occasion was 3-day national seminar on the Contribution of Bihar in the Making of Indian Art. The seminar was organized by the Department of Art, Culture and Youth, Government of Bihar.

It was inaugurated by Prof. Ram Vachan Roy, the President of Bihar Rajya Lok  Pustakalay, Patna by lighting the lamp. Forty delegates from different Indian cities presented their research papers in the seminar on different branches of art. Some of the most important branches were painting, sculpture, mithila painting, manjusha painting terracotta, music, dance, architecture, war art etc.

Eminent art faculty from Banaras Hindu University, Prof. Maruti Nandan Tiwari presented the main research paper on the first day of the seminar. The topic of his research paper was "The Contribution of Bihar in the Journey of Indian Art."

"The correct and easiest definition of art is for the public and by the public. In Indian art, temples, stupas, statues of Gods /Goddesses and expressions and related with materialistic world. It is social consciousness, expressions and promoters of the hidden messages of the paintings or sculptures. The art of Bihar is pioneer in the development of Indian art and sculptures which are strengthening the message of communal harmony and national integration," said Prof. Tiwari. He read his paper highlighting the Pal art and the Mauryan art.

The inaugural session of the 3-day seminar was organized under the presidentship of the secretary of the Department of Art, Culture and Youth, Government of Bihar, Chanchal Kumar. He assured about the plan of opening an International Art Museum in Bihar. On this occasion 5 eminent senior archeologists were honored with angvastram and mementos of Didarganj Yakshini for their achievements in the field of archeology.

"Mysterious human brain is the center of all art. The ruins of historical places are my most favorite place since my childhood. I have learnt many new things from the Indian museums, temples and historical ruins. We should learn the art of conversation with the mute ruins, statues, sculptures and paintings," said Alok Dhanwa, chief guest and president of Bihar Sangeet Natak Academy, Patna.






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