The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change in collaboration with the Sankala Foundation is organising an art exhibition titled, “Silent Conversation: From Margins to the Centre”, from November 3 to 5 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
NTCA along with Sankala Foundation through this art exhibition is paying a tribute to the successful completion of 50 years of Project Tiger. Project Tiger a wildlife conservation initiative in India that was launched in 1973 with the primary objective of protecting and preserving the Bengal Tiger, India’s national animal and restoring its habitat so as to reverse the animal’s alarming decline in previous decades.
The art exhibition will be showcasing the unique relationship between tribal communities and other forest dwellers residing around India’s tiger reserves and their deep-rooted connection with the forest and wildlife, all conveyed through their artwork. The art work displayed will be in the form of paintings and reflect the age-old bonds of various tribal communities such as the Gond, Bhil, and many others.
The Hon’ble President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu will be the chief guest of the inauguration ceremony which will be held on the 3rd November 2023 from 4:00 pm onwards.The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda and Minister of State, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, will also be present .