An exhibition of paintings showcasing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political journey and key policy decisions of his government was unveiled here today. The paintings included one showing Mr Modi sharing “special moments” with then US President Barack Obama.
The paintings were by artist Akbar Saheb and the exhibition, held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, was opened by Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy.
According to the Ministry of Culture, the paintings highlighted Prime Minister Modi’s achievements as well as the many challenges facing various projects such as Vibrant Gujarat, Shining Bright (based on Asia’s largest solar park in Gujarat) , Statue of Unity, Truth Prevails and Sadhbhavana. Yatra.
“Some notable paintings are ‘Lasting Impact’ which depicts his tremendous power of resilience and endurance (PM Modi). ‘Bharat Mata’ is another evocative work where the prime minister’s mother is personified as Bharat Mata,” the ministry said.
A painting titled “Dare to Dream” documents the brave journey of a young boy, selling tea in a small town in Gujarat to fulfill his destiny as prime minister of the world’s largest democracy.
More than 40 kinds of artworks were expressions based on ‘Mann Ki Baat’ series like ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’, ‘Say NO to Black Money’, ‘Beware of Drugs’, ‘Save our Farmers’, ‘ Water is a Blessing’ and ‘Helping Hands’, among them.
“A painting titled “Two Great Leaders” depicts special moments shared with US President Barack Obama. There are also the masterstrokes of the artist on the challenges of demonetization, the Indus water treaty and the heroic sacrifices of the Indian army,” the ministry said.
The exhibition is open to the public from October 28 to November 3.
Opening the exhibit, Mr Reddy said the paintings showed major political decisions such as the GST and clearly depicted demonetization and the surgical strike.
“The themes presented promise to reach all Indians in the country. Each work is deeply rooted in the initiatives taken by the Union government and is directly related to the aspirations of the common man and the progress of the nation,” he said.