Art lovers throng second chapter of NGMA's unique initiative 'Mitrum'

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NGMA's MITRUM event for art and culture
NGMA's MITRUM event for art and culture

New Delhi : The second chapter of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) organised 'Mitrum' proved to be a massive hit as scores of art enthusiasts made their presence felt at the event. 

'MITRUM' is a multi-cultural, friendly group of enthusiastic people, where art lovers from all walks of life unite to share a common interest in arts & cultures. The second meeting of the Mitrum, at Preview Theater, Administrative Wing, NGMA, New Delhi. The meetings of the Mitrum group are being held on the first and third Saturdays of every month.  

The organisers were mighty pleased with the big turnout of art lovers, who showed up for the gathering and even shared their valuable inputs. 

Shri Adwaita Gadanayak, Director General, NGMA on the successful organisation of the second chapter of Mitrum said,“I am delighted that the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, has initiated the MITRUM programme.  The Mitrum group will be a friend of NGMA, the members of which will hail from diverse background and share a common interest in arts and culture. These friends can benefit the museum by providing various points of view and invaluable suggestions. This effort is a small step towards making NGMA more accessible and friendly to the masses.”

The foremost responsibility of the NGMA is to ensure quality and to set and maintain standards of excellence. The aesthetic and educational purposes are not only defined in the aims and objectives of the NGMA, but efforts are also being made so that they become implicit in its organization and pervade all its activities.

Above all, the National Gallery of Modern Art helps people to look at the works of modern art with greater joy, understanding and knowledge by extending their relationship with their daily life and experiencing them as vital expressions of the human spirit.

Vineet Goenka, one of the participants at Mitrum, said, "I am extremely happy that NGMA has started an initiative like Mitrum for their prime objective is to create awareness towards Visual and Plastic Art amongst common people. This move will also help NGMA increase sensitivity towards contemporary art. It is just a small step towards growing and developing Indian Art." 

Rohit, who is a student at Delhi University, lauded Mitrum as a unique programme. "It feels great to be a part of an event like this. We have never been to such a programme and I can't express in words how elated I feel after meeting such talented artists from various fields under one roof. I would suggest that an event like this should be a weekly affair and not fortnightly," added Rohit. 

Ms Juhi, who is a theatre personality, said, “I am happy to join this programme. I would like to provide my assistance to NGMA programme as it will help in connecting art with theatre.”