Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sculipture Garden to open in FY 2016-17

With artists and engineers and officers at Sculpture Garden, Eco Park: The paint on the gate was still wet !

I visited the Sculpture Garden project recently and reviewed the progress with all artists, sculptors, engineers and officers. We decided that all efforts would be taken to complete the project by February so that it could be opened by March 2017.

Here is a write-up on the project (courtesy Anup Motilal, Curator RT, who is making the scripts for the artifacts:
Sculpture Garden at Eco Park

A public sculpture garden accessible to all has been planned to be set up at Eco Park which will be an outdoor garden dedicated to the presentation of sculpture. The idea of this sculpture garden is to portray the important land marks of the history of Bengal ranging from Shri Chaitanya Mahapravu of the medieval Bengal to Rabindranath Tagore of the 19th Century & 20th Century focusing on the appearance of a host of remarkable Bengali individuals in different walks of life and their profound, abundant and vital contribution to the society and the country as a whole. The panels of sculpture starts with the history of medieval renaissance in Bengal led by Shri Chaitanya and ends with Rabindranath Tagore’s ideals of education and foundation of Visva Bharati.
The concept of 12 panels (Murals) are enumerated below:
Shri Chaitanya, the middle age renaissance of Bengal
Battle of Plassey
Raja Ramohan Roy & Renaissance of Bengal
Anandamath – Bankimchandra, The awakening of Bengal of India
Swami Vivekananada-Call of Youth and his activities
Santal Rebellion
The Indigo Movement
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose –Azad Hind Fauz and his revolution
Shri Arobindo – Revolutionary converted to a Rishi
Lalan Fakir to Kazi Nazrul Islam- a different spirit of revolution and culture
Rabindranath Tagore- The Visva Bharati Movement
Satyajit Ray and his world of films

Other than the 12 panels (Murals) as above there are 52 portraits which starts with Shri Chaitanya Mahapravu and ends with Begum Rokeya. This list include the host of remarkable individuals who through their activities in different walks of life proved to be the makers of the history of Bengal, especially in the 19th century.
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Millennium Post dt 26 Jan 2017

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