Ganesha in Alphabets

20th Sep 1993

The Maharashtra Minister for Cultural Affairs, Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, today stressed the need for promoting National Integration through the medium of art.

There was no dearth of talented artists in India and if they are encouraged in their pursuit, the creative skills will lead the masses to National Integration, he said while inaugurating a unique exhibition “Ganesh in Alphabets” organized by Sahyog Foundation at Nehru Art Gallery here.

Lauding the efforts of the artist, Ms Ashish Sharma and the organizers of the exhibition, Sahyog Foundation, the Minister said such creative faculties should be encouraged in every town of this country.

The Chairman of Sahyog Foundation, Shri Ram Jawhrani, welcoming the gathering, said the artists should be encouraged for preserving our cultural heritage and enriching it.

Shri Jawhrani said the artist, Ms. Ashish Sharma, had used alphabets of various language to draw sketches of Ganesha and this symbolized National Integration which is the need of the hour. Film Stars, Chunky Padey, Priyaa Tendulkar, Vijay Arora and Ritu Shivpuri lauded the efforts of Sahyog Foundation in organizing the exhibition and said they were supportive of such causes which invited the people.

As a symbolic gesture, Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Shri Ram Jawhrani, Chunky Pandey, Priya Tendulkar and Vijay Arora lighted the “Sadbhavna” lamp to mark the occasion.

Sahyog Foundation, a socio-cultural education organization, had organized a unique exhibition of “Ganesha in Alphabets” at Nehru Art Gallery, Nehru Centre, Worli from September 14 – 20, according to its Chairman Mr. Ram Jawhrani.

Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister for Revenue on Cultural Affairs, Government of Maharashtra shall inaugurate the exhibition featuring sketches of Lord Ganesha by young and talented artist, Kum. Ashish Sharma, on September 14, 11-00 a.m.

Having 850 sketches to her credit, Kum. Ashish has been making on sketch of Lord Ganesha every day in the form of alphabets of Indian Languages.

Shri Jawhrani said the exhibition is a symbol of National Integration as sketches of Lord Ganesha shall be displayed in alphabets of various languages, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Sindhi, Urdu, Kannada, Punjabi, English etc.