DHUBRI: By dint of his exceptional and creative works, Tarun Mitra from Dhubri was among the eight artists from India who joined an art exhibition held at Gaibandha, district headquarter town of Bangladesh, from March 6 to March 17.
Along with the eight artists, 12 more artists from Bangladesh joined the exhibition-cum workshop there under the chief of the organizing committee, Mehedi Hassan and overall management of Shah Mainul Islam Shilpu of Chitrakalpa. All the artists from India were given a warm reception and felicitated there on many occasions, the artists from India told this scribe at the Indo-Bangla Chengrabandha border in North Bengal.
In the exhibition held to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibar Rahman at the Public Library in Gaibandha, Tarun Mitra and seven artists from North Bengal took part. The exhibition was organized by Chitrakalpa, an artistic organization of Gaibandha in Bangladesh on the theme ‘Sampritir Sushma’ as an attempt to strengthen harmony through cultural exchange between artists of both the countries.
Talking to The Sentinel, Tarun Mitra said that it was a very fruitful art and cultural trip to Bangladesh where they received an overwhelming reception, hospitality and honour. When asked which work of his was exhibited, he said that it was ‘Banglar Aakash’ (an acrylic art, size: 24"x24" canvas) on Bangabandhu.
“This art represents the past, present and future of Bangabandhu. His presence is felt everywhere, even smiling from the sky and inspiring the people of his country and all the people of this subcontinent,” said Mitra while explaining his art.
Mitra informed that his art drew attention, not only of the people interested in art but also of the intellectual circle of Bangladesh, including Member of Parliament (MP) Mehbooba Ara Begum Gini who had stared for quite a long time at the canvas to understand the artist’s power of imagination with facts and reality.