Painter and Sculptor, Satish Gujral
VP M. Venkaiah Naidu presenting the Legends of India - Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned Painter and Sculptor, Satish Gujral, in New Delhi on August 31, 2018.

Private sector should propagate India’s culture, heritage and various art forms@ VP at Legends of India Awards

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that we must integrate Art and Culture into our education system. He was addressing the gathering after giving away Lifetime Achievement Awards to Painter and Sculptor, Satish Gujral, renowned Violinist, T.N. Krishnan and Theatre personality, Ratan Thiyam, organised by the Legends of India, on 31st August 2018.

Violinist, T.N. Krishnan

VP M. Venkaiah Naidu presenting the Legends of India – Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned Violinist, T.N. Krishnan, in New Delhi on August 31, 2018.

The Vice President said that culture plays an important role in improving the quality of our lives. He further said that it has a direct impact on every facet of our life – from education to tourism. The Sanskrit word for culture in ‘Sanskriti’ signifying a special creation and a transformative experience, he added.

Theatre personality, Ratan Thiyam

VP M. Venkaiah Naidu presenting the Legends of India – Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned Theatre personality, Ratan Thiyam, in New Delhi on August 31, 2018.

The Vice President said that refinement, sublimation and the ability to see ‘extraordinariness’ in ‘ordinariness’ is at the root of art. We need to preserve this ability that brings a creative and artistic touch to our lives through music, dance, theater, sculpture and other arts, he added.

The Vice President said that the younger generation should be made aware of the importance of creative art forms and must be made sensitive to what is aesthetically good. We should at the same time focus on nurturing talent and providing enough opportunities for our youth to learn music, dance, sculpture, painting and other fine arts, he added.

The Vice President said that while the governments at the Centre and in various States have been promoting culture and different art forms, he urged the private sector to contribute its might in propagating India’s culture, heritage and various art forms.

The Vice President said that Share and Care is the core philosophy of our nation. Environmental peace is a prerequisite for the development of the nation and we should Love and Live with Nature, he added.

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