• Short Summary

    A SPECIAL EXHIBITION OF INDIAN ART OPENED IN LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) AS PART OF CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF MAHATNA GANDHI.

  • Description

    A SPECIAL EXHIBITION OF INDIAN ART OPENED IN LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) AS PART OF CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF MAHATNA GANDHI. THE EXHIBITION, AT THE CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY DAME SYBIL THORNDIKE.

    THE EXHIBITION WAS ORGANISED BY HALLAM TENNYSON, GREAT GRANDSON OF THE POET. MR. TENNYSON LIVED IN INDIA AND WAS A FRIEND OF GANDHI. ALSO PRESENT AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS THE CARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA -- THE LAST BRITISH VICEROY OF INDIAN LORD MOUNTBATTEN IS CHAIRMAN OF THE U.K. COMMITTEE FOR THE GANDHI CENTENARY.

    GANDHI HAD ONCE SAID THAT IF THE VILLAGE PERISHED, INDIA WOULD PERISH TOO, AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF HIS REGARD FOR INDIAN VILLAGE LIFE THAT THE CENTENARY CELEBRATION ORGANISERS ARRANGED FOR THE EXHIBITION OF VILLAGE ART.

    THE EXHIBITION OPENED TONIGHT IS THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF INDIAN VILLAGE ART EVER ASSEMBLED IN BRITAIN. IT CONTAINS OVER SIX HUNDRED EXHIBITS FROM MOST REGIONS OF INDIA.

    DURING THE THREE WEEKS OF THE EXHIBITION THERE WILL ALSO BE PERFORMANCES OF INDIAN FOLK DANCING AND MUSIC, TOGETHER WITH FILMS AND LECTURES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6FA9H754V31OB3YPTM1NH1WAN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FA9H754V31OB3YPTM1NH1WAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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