The international group exhibition titled "Colours of Friendship" ended on March 31. The art exhibition was organised by Youth Guild for friendship of Kolkata, India and Karkhana art space of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was held at Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Dhanmondi in the city. The chief goal of the exhibition was to congregate all SAARC (The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) member countries.
Internationally renowned artist Monirul Islam inaugurated the exhibition. Alexander P. Demin, director of Russian Cultural Centre and first secretary of Russian Embassy and Anastasia Nemova, cultural attaché of Russian Embassy were present as special and honorable guests respectively during the inauguration.
To represent SAARC artists from Bangladesh and India took part in the exhibition. From Bangladesh artists Azharul Islam Chanchal , Uttam Kumar Roy, Umme Habiba Shuchi, Chinmaye Sikder, Shahanoor Mamun, Patua Nazir and many more participated the exhibition. From India Jiban Biswas, Asoke Roy, Paramesh Paul, Pavel Banarjee, Joydev Bala, Sumita Kar Choudhury took part among others.
To foster young artworks in the South-East Asian region, Youth Guild for Friendship and Karkhana Art Space are working together in a variety of projects. The Indian version of this same exhibition was recently held in Kolkata. The two organizations are looking to host similar kind of exhibitions in all 7 SAARC member countries in the near future.