Project PARI

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Overview:

The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, on the occasion of the 46th Session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting, which is being held in New Delhi from 21st-31st July 2024, has initiated Project PARI (Public Art of India).

About Project PARI: 

  • The Project PARI (Public Art of India) aims to stimulate dialogue, reflection, and inspiration, contributing to the dynamic cultural fabric of the nation.
  • It provides a platform to uplift the aesthetic and cultural outlook of Delhi while adding grandeur to the rich historical legacy of our national capital.
  • The representation of Art in public spaces is particularly significant as it showcases the nation's rich and diverse cultural heritage. 
  • The proposed sculptures being created for Project PARI include wide-ranging ideas such as paying tributes to nature, ideas inspired by the Natyashastra, Gandhi ji, toys of India, hospitality, ancient knowledge, Naad or Primeval Soun, Harmony of life, Kalpataru – the divine tree, etc.
  • Women artists have been an integral part of Project PARI and their participation in large numbers is a testimony of Bharat’s NARI SHAKTI.
  • This initiative is being executed by the Lalit Kala Akademi, an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture.

Q1: What is Lalit Kala Akademi? 

Lalit Kala Akademi is India's national academy of fine arts established by the Government of India to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country.

Source: Feature: Project PARI