Developing Capable Society through Art is Our Goal: Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat

Sanskar Bharati headquarters ‘Kala Sankul’ inaugurated in national capital

New Delhi, April 3, 2021: Inaugurating ‘Kala Sankul’, the newly constructed headquarters of Sanskar Bharati today, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat said the Bharatiya art is not merely a medium of entertainment, it is an expression of divinity within mankind. Since the west merely chose the colours as the medium of art, its art is incomplete and they are still wandering around in search of actual happiness. The west today looks towards Bharat to attain real happiness, because Bharat reaches the roots from where the feeling of happiness actually arises. Building a capable society through art is the goal of all of us. 

Renowned theater & film personality and Chairman of National School of Drama, Shri Paresh Rawal, presided over the inaugural ceremonythrough online mode, as he was COVID positive. Patron of Sanskar Bharati, Baba Yogendra Ji, was also present. Earlier, this event had been planned at massive level in Vigyan Bhawan and all the preparations for it had been completed, but the programme was postponed following government’s fresh advisory on COVID-19 pandemic.

“All Bharatiya art forms help a man attain peace and harmony in thoughts and action. Not only the art forms, but all the thoughts originated from Bharatiya roots have the same message. If you really want to perceive Shiva in truth, it must have the element of tenderness, and art is the manifestation of that compassion. It is our duty to preserve this flow of Bharatiya art,” added the Sarsanghachalak. He hoped that the newly constructed ‘Kala Sankul’ would prove to be a centre of taking concrete steps for preservation and promotion of different Bharatiya art forms.

In the beginning, Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat and new Sarkaryavah of the RSS Shri Dattatreya Hosabale inaugurated the ‘Kala Sankul’ by lighting the lamp and breaking the coconut. Handprints of the Sarsanghachalak were taken after the inauguration to be framed and preserved at ‘Kala Sankul’.  Celebrity artists Shrimati Malini Awasthi, Shri Anoop Jalota, Shri Anwar Ali Khan, Shrimati Sugandha Sharma, Shri Wasifuddin Dagar, Pandit Dharmanath Mishra and Pandit Ramkumar Mishra presented highly impressive ‘Ragadesh’. The inaugural ceremony also witnessed Sanskar Bharti’s four-decade journey and the entire imagination of ‘Kala Sankul’ through a documentary. The programme was broadcast live by Sanskar Bharati through YouTube channel and and Facebook page.

Former Sarkaryavah of RSS Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi, present Sahsarkaryavah Dr. Manmohan Vaidya and Shri Arun Kumar, Akhil Bharatiya Sampark Pramukh Shri Ramlal, Senior Sangh Pracharak Shri Indresh Kumar, national convener of Pragya Pravah Shri J. Nandkumar, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Shri Kiren Rijiju, Chairman of Indian Council for Cultural Relations Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Rajya Sabha MP and renowned artist Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh, folk singer Padma Vibhushan Teejan Bai, President of National Gallery of Modern Arts and well-known Sculptor Shri Advait Gadanayak, renowned author Padmashri Narendra Kohli, Manipuri dancer Padmabhushan Rajkumar Singhajit Singh and Padmabhushan singer Pandit Rajan Mishra and many mother eminent personalities from different walks of life were also present at the inaugural ceremony. Sanskrit Bharati general secretary Shri Amir Chand, organising secretary Shri Abhijit Gokhale, vice president Smt Hemlata S. Mohan, programme convener Shri Anupam Bhatnagar and co-convener Shri Bhupendra Kaushik were also present.

Patron of Sanskar Bharati, Padmashree Baba Yogendraji expressed his feelings on the occasion thus: “This Kala Sankul is definitely going to help establish a cultural connection and give a desirable direction to the artists in entire society. Our primary aim would be towards creating an atmosphere of peace, joy, hard work, and devotion in the country. The establishment of this new art and culture centre in Delhi will constantly be on the grounds for nation-building with impeccable art and artisans.”

“Since the formation of Sanskar Bharati as an art and cultural organisation, it had no central office till date. In such a situation wherever the workers and artisans worked that place became our office. Fortunately, now an official workplace for artists has been launched in the national capital. We genuinely believe that through this Kala Sankul, the creation of art, the spread of creative art ideas and the innovative ideas of Sanskar Bharati will tend to flow among the common man like goddess Saraswati throughout the country. Our aim is to awaken the national culture in society through creative and innovative mediums of art,” said national president of Sanskar Bharati Shri Vasudev Kamath.

In his audio message, Shri Paresh Rawal, said: “The most important enterprise dedicated to the field of art and culture for many years, Sanskar Bharati has finally come up with the inauguration of its central office in Delhi. My heart is filled with joy and emotions to be a part of this graceful occasion. When the centre attains stability, the girth expands automatically. Art & culture always spread through the use of numerous communication mediums and in turn all these communication mediums become the mediums for cultural spread all around. I am confident that there will be focused efforts from this central office of Sanskar Bharati in this particular direction in the near future.”

Kala Sankul, the new headquarters of Sanskar Bharati, located at Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg in New Delhi, is a complex dedicated to the activities of art and culture and includes a rich library equipped with art and culture books, an art gallery, auditorium, studio, and conference rooms. It is going to emerge as a renowned centre of art and cultural activities in the country.

Vishwa Samvada Kendra

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