Ajmer relives past glory at art exhibition on Anchor World Museum Day
On the occasion of Anchor World Museum Day visitors, specially the youth, thronged to relive their ancient tradition and culture showcased through a two-day heritage exhibition in the ancient Ajmer Fort of Rajasthan.
The heritage exhibition organised in the precincts of the ancient fort of Mughal Emperor Akbar in Naya Bazaar area of Ajmer was inaugurated by the south Ajmer legislator, Anita Bhadel.
The curator, Himmat Singh Shekhawat, said that the two-day exhibition aims to promote the idea of restoring the past and understanding its importance in daily lives.
"The main motto behind this exhibition is to make the children aware of our history and understand the relevance or importance of old things and we should not discard them. I want to show through these paintings the importance of all these things to know more about our vast and vibrant culture," Shekhawat said.
Paintings by an eminent artist of Shivam Sharde Art Centre in Ajmer, Mamta Devada, were also displayed.
Ancient Ajaipal temple, Dargah Sharif, Clock Tower, St. Anselm's Church, the picturesque places of Pushkar and the fort of Taragarh were portrayed through the artist's 30 paintings.
Devada said that the idea behind the exhibition was to make people aware of their rich culture and heritage.
"The history of the monuments of Ajmer , made with oil, acrylic and water colours, is depicted in these paintings. There are 30 paintings on display. The main idea is to make the people of the city aware of our rich culture and heritage ," said Devada.
Apart from the paintings,other major attractions of the exhibition were a collection of weights and measures of the Mughal period, locks, keys and weights nearly 3000 years old, manuscripts of the British era, 7th century vessels and vases, weights of the Indus Valley period, a perfume bottle of Irani gold and a 7th century blue Chinese pottery with the signature of the emperor .
The crowds that thronged the ancient fort were proof that the venture was a grand success.
(Posted on 21-05-2014)