Prime Minister recently visited Jana Shakti, an exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art.


About the ‘National Gallery of Modern Art’

  • It is located in Delhi. The building in which the gallery is situated was the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and hence is known as Jaipur House. It is located at the edge of the Kartavya Path and faces India Gate.
  • It was established on March 29, 1954, by the Indian Government.
  • Aim — To acquire and preserve modern art from 1850 onwards and to present it to a global audience which will create an understanding and sensitivity towards a time that helped shape contemporary art in India.
  • NGMA is home to more than 14,000 works of art by artists such as Raja Ravi Verma, Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gill and Nandalal Bose, among others.


What is Jana Shakti Art Exhibition?

  • The exhibition has been organised to mark the 100th episode of the Prime Minister’s popular radio programme Mann Ki Baat.
  • The exhibition contains works by India’s top artists on themes covered in Mann Ki Baat, such as Swachhata, water conservation, agriculture, space, India’s northeast, Nari Shakti, Yoga and Ayurveda.
  • The artworks on display in the exhibition showcase a diverse range of mediums, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and new media.