Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) & Lalit Kala Akademi, India signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Nepal-India Art Exchange Program on Thursday.
The MoU is for enhancing the close and friendly relations between Nepal and India. As per the MoU Nepal Academy of Fine Arts of Nepal and the Lalit Kala Akademi of India will work hand-in-hand to further enhance mutual understanding and friendly cultural relationship between the Fine Arts academicians, creative artists, culture administrators, scholars and intellectuals of the two countries through the exchange of delegations relating to various fine arts and cultural issues, and art exhibitions and exchange program on a reciprocal basis.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, in addition, NAFA and Lalit Kala Akademi will conduct art exhibitions, support translation and publish books related to fine arts of both the countries. These two organizations will organize seminars and symposia on contemporary art practices and conduct art workshops and related activities between two countries. They will carry out exchange programs for enhancing the relationship between the intellectuals, art critics, artists and other related to fine arts.
On the occasion, Ambassador of India, Ranjit Rae said, “Art is one of the crucial areas that bring India and Nepal closer. This was much awaited MoU. The Embassy of India in Kathmandu will lend all support to promote exchange of art and culture between our two countries.”