A special issue of Gallerie magazine on Nepal was launched by the Minister of Information and Communication of Nepal, Dr. Minendra Rijal and Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, Published in India and subscribed by prestigious museums and galleries across the world, this special issue of Gallerie magazine focuses on Art and Culture of Nepal.
Bina Sarkar, who was in Kathmandu a few months ago to interview Nepali artists, writers and to understand Nepali culture shared, “I had been to Nepal twice before I had planned to publish a special issue on Art and Culture of Nepal. People always used to tell me that Nepal is popular for its trekking trails, and is one of the po pular tourist destinations in South Asia. But I knew this that there is something more shimmering in Nepal than just the mountains and the landscapes. This issue of Gallerie focuses on the variety of Nepali culture and art that projects a vibrant picture of Nepali lifestyle.”
Indian Ambassador, Ranjit Rae said, “Nepal and India share much more than political and bilateral ties. We share people-to-people relations and our cultural similarities make our relationship more unique and versatile. I thank Bina Sarkar Ellias for putting in so much effort and time to publish an issue on Art and Culture of Nepal and promoting Nepalese art and culture in international space. This is a promising outcome of Nepal-India joint venture.”
Chief Guest on the occasion, Minister of Information and Communication, Dr. Minendra Rijal also congratulated the editor/publisher and expressed that this special edition of the magazine will further enhance the India-Nepal cultural ties and will help the international community to understand the diversity of Nepali culture and its strong ties with India.
Professor Dr. Abhi Subedi, art curator Sangeeta Thapa, noted singer Ani Choying Drolma and Bina Sarkar Ellias engaged in a lively discussion on art and culture of Nepal on this occasion. This was followed by a musical rendition of selected poems of eminent poets of Nepal. Dr. Tulasi Diwasa, Professor Subedi, Momila Joshi and Manju Kanchuli recited their poems, accompanied by sarangi player of Nepal, Shyam Nepali.
Secretary of B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, Abhay Kumar, thanked Bina Sarkar for all her time and effort put into publishing this special issue of Gallerie magazine on Art and Culture of Nepal. “I can’t express how happy I am today to finally organize the launch of this much awaited edition of Gallerie. I thank Bina Sarkar for her patience and effort in making this possible and I congratulate all 43 artists, poets and writers of Nepal, who have been featured in this magazine,” he said.