Kala Kumbh Art

The Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Culture have joined together to organize Kala Kumbh Art during the 2022 republic day celebrations.

About Kala Kumbh

The Kala Kumbh paintings are drawn on gigantic scrolls. These scrolls are to be displayed on Raj Path during republic day celebrations. Each scroll is 750 metres in length approximately. They will display the courageous stories of unsung independence struggle heroes of India.

Organised under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

The Kala Kumbh is organized under azadi ka amrit mahotsav. It will reflect unity in diversity in the country. More than 600 artists will participate in creating the scrolls. The artists are predominantly from Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat

The scrolls will also carry message of Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat. It aims to interact and promote the mutual understanding between different states and people. It includes language, traditions, culture, music, cuisine, best practices, etc.

Role of National Gallery of Modern Art

The National Gallery of Modern Art located in Delhi has organized the workshops for the artists. The workshops amalgamated different art forms in the country. Also, it unified contemporary and indigenous arts of the country.


The gigantic scroll embodies the progressing socio – cultural identity in the country. It includes the indigenous art forms and disappearing traditions in India. Nandalal Bose and his team are to focus on indigenous art forms. It is to signify the Constitution of India by making illustration about it. It will showcase rich heritage of the country.

Unity in Diversity

The Unit in Diversity is to form the major theme of Kala Kumbh. Religious tolerance is a special feature of the country. This is why multiple religions co – exist here. Article 301 of the constitution provides economic integration. It secures the freedom of trade and commerce within the Indian land. Such constitutional features are to be highlighted.




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