26.01.2017 In the Cherished Memory of H.E. Alexander M. Kadakin (1949-2017)
The International Roerich Memorial Trust has suffered an irreparable loss. On January 26, 2017 at the age of 68 H.E. Alexander M. Kadakin, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India, the esteemed Vice President and life-long Trustee of the IRMT, passed away.
Festivities on the occasion of the 138th anniversary of Helena Roerich in the IRMT started with the guided tour organized for the students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children managed by the IRMT. The children approached the House where Helena Roerich spent almost 20 years of her life, ascended the balcony of the 1st floor and peeped into her Study. At the window there is a writing table with a kerosene lamp, books and a bouquet of the narcissus flowers...
On Sunday, April 16, festivities dedicated to the 82nd anniversary of the Roerich Pact – the first international treaty for the protection of world cultural heritage – took place in the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar. The main participants of the celebrations were students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children managed by the International Roerich Memorial Trust, and the artists whose exhibition opened on that gala day in the IRMT Exhibition Hall.
Festive programme was organized in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 8th March. It was attended by a number of local women and visitors from Russia, IRMT staff, and the teachers and students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Art for Children (HRAA) managed by the IRMT.
11.03.2017 Students’ Works on Display in the IRMT
On March 11, 2017 the IRMT inaugurated the exhibition of the works by 18 students of the Department of Visual Arts, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. The students included residents of different parts of Himachal and other states of India and one foreign national studying art on the Master’s level.