Exhibition held in New York to showcase richness of Mithila art

Published On: April 9, 2019 11:18 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 9: The Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations based in New York and the Mithila Festival in the United States jointly organized an exhibition entitled ‘Art for SDGs: the Mithila Heritage’ at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

Welcoming the guests, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations Amrit Bahadur Rai highlighted the importance and relevance of Mithila art in the era of Sustainable Development Goals. The ambassador said that the event was organized to showcase the richness of the Mithila art and its utility in the implementation of SDGs.

On the occasion, Mayor of Janakpur Sub-Metropolitan City Lal Kishor Sah said that the exhibition was timely and relevant in the context of SDGs implementation. He added that the Mithila art paintings “demonstrate not only our commitment but also our community's cultural base for the promotion and realization” of SDGs.

The paintings being exhibited were created by the women artists of Janakpur Women’s Development Centre and by New York-based artist Ajit Kumar Sah. The paintings depict 17 SDGs as well as Mithila themes of love, nature, harmony and beauty. 

New York-based diplomats from various countries and representatives of the Nepalese community in New York were also present.

The paintings will be put on display until April 12, according to a press release issued by Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN in New York.



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