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A one of its kind exhibition titled “Jana Shakti” to mark the 100th episode  of  “Mann ki Baat”  inaugurated at NGMA today

Mann ki Baat has further highlighted the heritage, history and culture of India : Shri G.K Reddy

Verbal communication on Mann ki Baat  is  effectively represented through the artworks visually : Smt Meenakshi Lekhi

First comic book on the Mann ki Baat theme designed  by  the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Amar Chitra Katha(ACK)   released today

Posted On: 30 APR 2023 9:31PM by PIB Delhi

A one of its kind exhibition  titled Jana Shakti, that commemorates the 100th episode  of the popular radio program “Mann ki Baat” by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on All India Radio, inaugurated at NGMA New Delhi today.

Globally recognized eminent artist Ms Anjolie Ela Menon inaugurated the exhibition Jana Shakti : a Collective Power, an exhibition that celebrates the artistic diversity of India. The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of  Union Minister for Culture,Tourism and DoNER Shri G Kishan Reddy ; Minister of State for Culture and  External Affairs Ms Meenakshi Lekhi ; Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Shri Govind Mohan, Mrs. Kiran Nadar, Smt. Mughdha Sinha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture. The eminent artists of the exhibition were also present on the occasion and  felicitated  by Shri G.K Reddy and Ms Meenakshi Lekhi .


The Union Minister for Culture Shri G Kishan Reddy said that the  Prime Minister has addressed the nation on 100th episode. This exhibition highlights the various important themes,  vision and thoughts of PM highlighted by him in Mann Ki Baat. The artists have expressed visually on the developmental initiatives by the government which have people's participation.  He also  shared the details of IIT Rohtak's received report on outreach of Mann ki Baat programme. He also stated that Mann ki Baat has Public interaction, Public  awareness; Public welfare , public respect, Public participation at the core. He also said that Mann ki Baat has further highlighted the heritage, history and culture of India.

Smt Meenakashi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture said that Radio is the only medium to have a larger reach and communication becomes relevant when it reaches people.

She also added that the leadership has transformed and inspired the country through it's verbal communication and that verbal communication on Mann ki Baat  is  effectively represented through the artworks visually.

 The exhibition curated by renowned curator Dr. Alka Pande  showcases twelve notable modern and contemporary Indian artists. Each artist contributed to the exhibition by showcasing their artwork on a specific theme (12 themes), ranging from Water Conservation and Nari Shakti to Awareness on Covid and India; the World. Other themes include Swachh Bharat, Environment & Climate Change, Indian Agriculture, Yoga &Ayurveda, Indian Science & Space, Sports & Fitness, India @ 75 & Amrit kaal, and Celebrating North-East India.

The artworks on display in the exhibition showcase a diverse range of mediums, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and new media. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to experience an array of creative expressions that communicate the artists unique perspectives on each theme. The incorporation of 3D projection technology into the Jana Shakti exhibition provided visitors with a stimulating and novel approach to engage with the artwork and themes on display. The projection of images and videos onto various surfaces offers an immersive and interactive experience, resulting in a memorable and meaningful encounter. The implementation of this technology introduces a creative and dynamic element to the exhibition, setting it apart from others and leaving a lasting impact on its attendees.

The exhibition aims to provide visitors with an immersive and engaging experience, offering a unique perspective on the various themes inspired by “Mann ki Baat”. Visitors can expect to be captivated by the stunning visuals, intricate details, and profound messages conveyed through the works on display. The exhibition is curated with great attention to detail by one of the most experienced curator Dr Alka Pande, who has ensured that the exhibition represents the very best in modern and contemporary art.

On the occasion first comic book of the 12 book series of the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Amar Chitra Katha(ACK)  was released . In the first book there are nine stories covering different walks of life from  different  parts of the country. These books will be printed in English and then translated into 12 Indian languages - Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Hindi, Assamese, Malayalam, Punjabi and Urdu.

In the book a set of adorable fictional characters who will be constant across the entire 12 book series and connect the stories together have been created. Through their conversations, we will discover all the themes and stories of Mann ki Baat.



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