New Delhi, Aug 12 IANS | 1 year ago

Two artists and two writers have been selected for Rashtrapati Bhavan's in-residence scheme, aimed at promoting and nurturing established and young creative minds.

"We have selected four people - two writers and two artists - through a national wide selection process for this residency programme," Venu Rajamony, Rashtrapati Bhavan press secretary, said Tuesday.

Rajamony didn't reveal the names of the selected people. He said it is a new initiative to benefits writers and artists.

Kolkata-based artist Jogen Chowdhury is the first artist in-residence at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He is currently undergoing the residency and feels that such a platform is an "encouragement" for artists and writers.

(Posted on 12-08-2014)

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