Uttar Pradesh

‘Uttar Pradesh: The Pride of Independence’ on 75m canvas

Exhibition in Lucknow's Residency

Lucknow . On the occasion of Kakori Sacrifice Day, in memory of the martyrs, ‘Uttar Pradesh: The Pride of Independence’ has been painted on a 75 meter canvas.

In this painting, the contribution of the revolutionaries of the state who played an important role in the freedom movements from 1857 to 1947 has been depicted. This painting was started from 17th December in the residency of Lucknow. On December 19 and 20, an exhibition of this painting will be held in the Residency itself.

UP Secretary of Lalit Kala Akademi Dr. Yashwant Singh Rathore informed that 25 students of Arts and Crafts College, Lucknow have done painting work under the guidance of senior artists. These senior artists include Vibhavari Singh from Lucknow, Shikha Pandey, Krishna Trivedi from New Delhi, Prayagraj Amarendu Singh, Dilip Kumar, Vinod Kumar Singh from Sitapur, Ashok Sharma Shivam Shukla from Lakhimpur, Sunil Soni, Vivek Jaiswal and Uttam Patel in the Chitragatha of 1857. Unknown major revolutionaries have been portrayed.

He said that organizing this painting program in the Residency has its own importance because in order to give a befitting reply to the repressive attitude of the British officers, the revolutionaries surrounded the British’s main residential place, the Residency, and the British would have to leave India.

He told that in Chitragatha, Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmibai, Tatya Tope, Nana Saheb, Gangubaba, Jhalkari Bai, Jaggi Devi, Mahendra Pratap Singh, Durgavati Devi, Kunwar Singh, Begum Hazrat Mahal, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ramprasad Bismil, Thakur Roshan Singh, Ashfaq Along with Ulla Khan, Rajendra Nath Lahiri, the people’s movement of Chauri-Chaura has also been depicted. Chitragatha will be the main attraction for the visitors of the residency.

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