‘Dandi Yatra’ Exhibition to Propagate Gandhi’S Message of Peace (Download PDF)

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An exhibition titled ‘Dandi Yatra’, being organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), is part of the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to propagate his message of peace, the ministry of culture said Saturday.

Image of Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Image of Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Image of Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

It was inaugurated by Y P Anand, a Gandhian and former director, National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi, the ministry said in a statement.

About the Exhibition

  • The exhibition showcases the unseen drawings of artist Chhaganlal Jadav and masterworks of NGMA’s collection of other contemporary artists including Nandlal Bose, Upendra Maharathi and Ram Kinkar Baij.

  • The exhibition will be open for public from 30th December 2018 onwards from 11 AM to 6.30 PM on all working days except Mondays and National Holidays.

  • The exhibition showcases historical drawings of the journey of the Salt March from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to Dandi, a coastal village in Gujarat.

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)

  • The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is the premier art gallery under Ministry of Culture, Government of India

  • The main museum at Jaipur House in New Delhi was established on 29 March 1954 by the Government of India, with subsequent branches at Mumbai and Bangalore.

  • Its collection of more than 14,100 works includes works by artists such as Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil as well as foreign artists, apart from sculptures by various artists.

  • Some of the oldest works preserved here date back to 1857.

  • With 12,000 square meters of exhibition space, the Delhi branch is one of the world’s largest modern art museums.

About Mahatma Gandhi

  • Gandhiji’s freedom struggle culminated in India’s Independence on 15th August, 1947.

  • Mahatma Gandhi strived to lead the country to not just political independence, but to a better India and a society free of caste, religious, economic and even gender prejudices.

  • Though politically independent, India has long since grappled with the same vital issues that Gandhiji had to face when he came back to India on January 9,1915 after his South African odyssey viz. –health issues, drinking water problem, social issues etc.

About Dandi Yatra

  • Dandi March and the Dandi Satyagraha, was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India led by Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi to produce salt from the seawater

  • The journey, covering 240 miles took 12 night halts and was witness to the breaking of the British law for salt.

  • At that time, a veritable ocean of people had been drawn to this march, making it one of the largest mass movements of the world.

  • A large number of media persons and artists from across the world were also drawn to this event.

  • An unsung Satyagrahi and artist Chhaganlal Jadav, in his tiny drawing book, had captured some known/unknown faces from amongst the participants of this epic journey towards Swaraj

  • Dates: 12 Mar 1930 – 6 Apr 1930

- Published/Last Modified on: March 6, 2019

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