A six day sculptor festival 'Murtikar Mahotsava'concluded with new ideas, hopes and sculptures for the empowerment of Bihar sculptors on Saturday evening at Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan (UMSAS) in Patna.This festival was organized by UMSAS from November 30 to December 5 at Pataliputra Industrial Area, Patna.
"I would like to salute the genius sculptors of Bihar who created outstanding sculptures with soil on different subjects with dedication. These sculptures are precious and historical, hence these must be preserved for the conservation of art and culture in Bihar. We must aware the society about the amazing sculptures of UMSAS to learn art from them." said Padmashree Rajendra Kittu, senior stone sculptor and art critique of Jammu as a special guest in the concluding day cum exhibition of the 'Murtikar Mahotsava' at Patna.
"I'm pleased to see amazing soil sculptures created by the young and senior sculptors of Bihar. I hope this unity and relationship of sculptors with this institute would be continued to enrich the art of Bihar. These participants would bloom more flowers of sculptures in the garden of this institute of Patna.There is aroma of art in this environment." said chief guest of the program Shailesh Thakur, director of Industries cum director UMSAS, Patna in the program.
"UMSAS is pioneer in the development of handicrafts in Bihar. Amazingly all sculptures of this festival speaks silently. Our younger generation should use their energy in creativity and security of the nation. We must condemn the terrorist activities of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir for the strong and prosperous India."said Padmashree Gajendra Narain Singh,senior art and music critic in the program.
"Total 50 Bihari sculptors participated in this festival to showcase their talent with soil by creating 50 lifeful sculptors within 6 days from November 30 to December 5.The only medium was soil,but the topics were different.This festival was organized first time in Bihar for the empowerment young and senior sculptors of Bihar."said Ashok Kumar Sinha, Deputy Development Officer of UMSAS,Patna,He also thanked young sculptor of Bihar Amresh Kumar for his support in the success of the program.
Some of the most appreciated sculptures of this festival cum live demonstration exhibition were Lord
Narsingha with devotee Prahlad (Ram Gopal Pandit, Madhubani), Bahna Ka Gahna (Pintu Prasad), Sursa with Hanuman (Ram Babu Pandit) Mermaid (Vinay Kumar), Ram Lok Viay Singh(Glory of Bihar),Five headed Snake (Jagdish Pandit),Female florist (Guddu Kumar, Darbhanga), Angarai (Sanatan Pandit), Decorative Vase (Vishvendra Kumar Singh),Owl family (Parmod Kumar Yadav), Marriage elephant (Kusheswar Pandit ), Rashmi (Putna Vadh) and Global Peace (Nandan Kumar).
Shailesh Thakur,Director of Industries cum director UMSAS,Patna, Padmashree Rajendra Kittu, senior
Scluptor,Jammu and Padmashree Gajendra Narain Singh,art and music critic and Vimal Kumar,joint director,UMSAS, Patna and Usha Jha Secretaruy Bihar Mahila Udyog Sangh,Patna gave participation certificates to the all participants in the program. A catalogue of participants was also released by the guests in the program.The program was anchored by Ashok Kumar Sinha, Deputy Development Officer of UMSAS,Patna.