Memorandum to be given to Central and State governments on the problems of artists
New Delhi: Sanskar Bharati, an organization that works to promote Indian art and culture, will ensure that the minimum needs of the artists who are lacking from the assistance received by the society, are met. It will also submit memorandum to the Central government and various State governments to make them aware of the problems of Sanskritikarmio (cultural artists) in this difficult time of pandemic.
To discuss the current challenges in the art field and the struggle of artists presided leading artists of various art disciplines, Sanskar Bharti, Delhi Province, earlier this week organised a seminar, ‘Dard Na Jaane Koye‘ and through this this online forum, it said it was “seriously considering” to collect funds for financial assistance to artists affected by the corona pandemic. It was also envisaged to provide assistance to artists under social responsibility from corporate houses.
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In this seminar, tributes were paid to the departed artists who lost their lived due to Corona. Speaking on the tribute offer, Sanskar Bharti minister and renowned flute player Chetan Joshi prayed for the peace of the departed souls and said, “In this pestilence, we have lost some of those personalities who are rarely born in centuries.” Program President Rajesh Chetan, while speaking on the tribute motion, said that “Art connects life with Satyam Shivam Sundaram. Where art and artist are respected, social and cultural values are protected.”
Famous film screenwriter Advaita Kala said that “People who work on a daily basis in the film industry are going through very difficult and challenging times due to the shootings being stopped in this Corona era and we should give as much support as possible to the artist community.”
According to litterateur Kumud Sharma, “Every crisis deeply affects the energy of a litterateur. It is a time of assessment for litterateurs, it is a time of brainstorming. The writer is not able to engage in one type of creative work because the market-oriented writing affects their creativity. “
Theater artist Avtar Sahni said, “The country is going through a very miserable condition and there is an exodus of cultural artists across the country. Some of our artists have reached below the poverty line but the self-respect of an artist never lets him ask others. So an Artist Corpus Fund should be created to help the artists. “
While addressing the programme, noted folk singer Malini Awasthi said that “the folk artists from cities and towns have been the worst hit by this pandemic. It should be the responsibility of the government that assistance should be provided to such disadvantaged folk artists as soon as possible.”
Famous journalist Anant Vijay said that “the amount of 455 crores allocated by the government for the assistance of artists should be provided immediately to the artists”.
The programme was presided over by the famous flute player and Akhil Bhartiya Mantri of Sanskar Bharti, Chetan Joshi and the program was coordinated by Bhupender Kaushik. On this occasion, the program began with Avnish Tyagi singing the motto of Sanskar Bharti. In the program, Rajendra Pundir, Sandeep Dutta and Neeraj Gupta announced to provide the dedication amount to help the artists who are lacking.
Art seekers of established, budding and struggling literature, music, theatre, painting and cinema participated in large number in the programme.
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