Remembering Hiroshima in Kathmandu through canvas

On August 6 more than two dozen artists from India, Nepal and France participated in the one day “Hiroshima Peace Memorial Art Camp 2017” in the capital. The program was organized by Lumbini World Peace Forum to commemorate Hiroshima Day 2017. On August 6 1945 in Japanese city of Hiroshima world’s first atomic bomb was dropped in one of the worst violent acts in history.

The art camp organized in Bouddha Stupa in Kathmandu was inaugurated by the founder chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts Kiran Manandhar. The event is part of “Artist Exchange Program for World Peace and Harmony-AEPfWPH” that supports international visual artists and art professionals to travel to Nepal and Nepalese artists to attend international residencies and share their creative knowledge with artist from across the globe. The eleven member visiting artists from India included Amit Kumar, Anjum Malik, Ankita Sinha, Jaya Gaur, Dhirendra Sisodia, Pinky Tripathi, Moumita Ghosh, Satyabhama Majhi, Vijay Kant Arya, Padmini Mehta, Sukanya Garg where as Artists Ramesh Khanal, Rebecca Gurung, Bishnu Bishwokarma, Navin Kumar Guragain, Binod Balami etc. participated in the camp. French artist Gerby Vincent also took part in the camp this year. The theme of this year’s camp was “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” that means “The World is One Family” in Sanskrit.

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