The Human Resource Protection and Social Welfare Development’s Bareilly chapter, along with its wing, the Senior Citizen’s association, conducted an event in Bareilly on January 10, 2016.

Delhi based poet Preeta Chandran and the painter Pankaj Kumar Saxena were awarded by Minister of State- Textiles, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar at this art and culture event held at Bharat Seva Trust building in Bareilly.4214121331

This book is one of the rare examples of fusion of two different format of Painting and Poetry. Poet and painter In this fusion weave a rich fabric of colours and words, inspired by nature and its beauty, love, pain, joy, and the innermost feelings of humankind.

The book comprises 50 compositions.  While in many of them, the poem inspired the painting, in several others, the painting inspired the poem.  The book has been published by Bibliophile South Asia.

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In this event, they awarded several people from various walks of art and literature. Late Shri Gyanswaroop Kumud was posthumously awarded the title of ‘Bareilly Shri’. His son received the award at the event. Painter and artist Mr. Pankaj Kumar Saxena, writer and poet Ms. Preeta Chandran and musician Shri Sayyed Zahir were awarded for their work in the field of art, literature, and music. The Chief Guest, Minister of State- Textiles, Shri Santosh K Gangwar, unveiled the organization’s magazine.

Dr. Arun Kumar, MLA, honoured the awardees by handing out certificates and shawls to them.

Various speakers at the event said that everyone should leverage their talents to enrich the society through propagating art and culture. The HRPASWD’s Bareilly President, Dr. Mahendra Kumar Saxena, conducted a draw of lots and awarded the prize winners. Senior citizen Mr. V.K. Gupta, Mr. Satish Chand Gangwar, and Mr. Vishen Narayan Aggarwal, won the first, second, and third prize respectively. The event was coordinated by Mr. G.K. Aggarwal and Mr. Shrawan Saxena.

The event was a wholesome affair and much applauded by all the attendees as an effort to promote art and culture.

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