Marking the 64th death anniversary of Abanindranath Tagore, pioneer of Indian Modern Arts, Fine Arts Department of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) organised a day long art exhibition at Chhabishala Bottola of the university yesterday.
Prof Dr Mohit Ul Alam, Vice Chancellor of the university inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest.
The exhibition was organised with a view to marking introduction of the master painter's art works to the young generations, sources said. We are proud of remembering the genius through the exhibition, said Tapon Kumar Sarker, head of Fine Arts Department.
More than 60 paintings of Fine Arts Department's students were displayed at the exhibition.
The Vice Chancellor said, "Contribution of the father of modern Indian painting, Abninranath Tagore is unknown to the countrymen". "All would be known about the artist's contribution through this exhibition and the artists of the new generation would also be encouraged about it", he added. He thanked the organisers of the exhibition.
The students who participated the exhibition with their paintings were- Tasnova Sharmin, Sadhan Soyaeb, Biswajit Karmakar, Shirmistha Roy, Nupur Poddar, Animesh Roy, Sraboni Das, Dharma Narayan Roy, Bachhu Miah, Tapon Kumar Pal, Mahua Roy, Dipankar Boiragi, Nikhil Sarker, Md Rajon, Rashedul Islam, Rupak, Nafia, Sudip Chakma, Ruhul Amin, Shubra Ranjan Bol, Didarul Hossain, Elias Khan, Dilara Raisa, Moon Sarker, Mahbubur Rahman, Pritilata Mondol and Palash Sheikh.
Assistant professors of Fine Arts Department, Safin Omar and Dr Nirmol Chandra Saha, and Director (Planning and Development), Md Hafizur Rahman, were present, among others.
Abanindranath Tagore, a devoted painter to indigenous country art was born in 1871 and died on December5, 1951.