Kala Kumbh – UPSC Prelims

Kala Kumbh:
  • Kala Kumbh is organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).
  • Purpose: It is an artist workshop for painting scrolls representing the tales of valour of unsung heroes of India’s freedom movement.
  • Aim: To amalgamate varied forms of visual and performing arts of the country to represent the true essence of unity and diversity in India.
  • The works of art done on the gigantic scrolls will form an integral part of the Republic Day celebrations 2022. This workshop marks a unique collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Defence.
  • The paintings at these workshops were done by more than five hundred artists spread over two locations, Odisha and Chandigarh.
  • Significance: The workshop will garner the interest of each individual to dig deep into the history of the unsung heroes of India’s freedom struggle and would also draw attention towards the unified visual aspects of modern, indigenous and contemporary arts of India.
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