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08-15.05.2018 “Art Expedition-2018. The Himalayas”

On May 8-15, the exhibition of the results of the International Plein Air and Exhibition Project “Art Expedition-2018. The Himalayas” was held in the India International Centre, Delhi. The majority of the displayed paintings and graphics were made during the project in the Roerich Memorial Estate on April 12-May 2, 2018. It was a truly unique event since it was for the first time in the history of the IRMT that fifteen artists from Russia got a wonderful opportunity to live and paint in the personal estate of the world-renowned artist, philosopher and public figure Nicholas Roerich.

13-17.01.2018 Group Show in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

On January 13, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar, welcomed an exhibition by the members of the recently founded national-level organization Art Motivation.  The objective of the organization is to promote contemporary art by providing platform to both the budding and the established artists from all over India. The event was coordinated by the head of Art Motivation the artist from Solan Vivek Sharma.

24.03.2018 Masters Day Celebrated in IRMT

The programme organized in the Himalayan Roerich Estate on the occasion of the Masters Day (March 24) started with the solemn ceremony of planting of flowers on the Samadhi of Nicholas Roerich. The IRMT staff as well as the guests from Russia, India and Ukraine laid flower garlands on the sacred rock marking the spot where in 1947 the body of Nicholas Roerich was consigned to flames...

30.03.2018 Devika Rani Anniversary in IRMT

On March 30, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) celebrated the 110th anniversary of Devika Rani, the cinema star of yesteryear, and the beloved wife of Dr. Svetoslav Roerich. Festivities opened with the traditional Shanti Puja in her memory conducted in front of the Summer Studio of Svetoslav Roerich which houses a small exhibition on this beautiful couple which includes archival photographs and some of their personal belongings...

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15.04.2018 Roerich Pact Day Celebrated in IRMT

April 15, 2018 the International Roerich Memorial Trust celebrated the 83rd anniversary of the Roerich Pact – the first international Treaty for the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments initiated by the great Russian artist and humanist Nicholas Roerich who worked on its draft in early 1930s right here in the Himalayan Roerich Estate...

25-28.04.2018 Desert Tunes Resound in the Himalayas

On April 25-28, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) provided its exhibition space for the group show by three Jaipur-based freelance artists: Shryansy Manu, Shivali Dhaka and Bhavna Saxena. Titled “A Music of Thar,” the show virtually brought the famous Rajasthani Thar desert with the fragments of its nature and culture to the Himalayan Roerich Estate...

29.04.2018 Academic Seminar on the Roerichs’ Creative Work During Their Stay in Kullu

On April 29, 2018, within the framework of the Spring Roerich Culture Festival “The Roerichs’ Himalayan Estate – Karma-Bhumi of the Great Russian Family” the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar held an international academic seminar “The Roerichs in Kullu: Aspects of Creativity.” It was dedicated to the multifaceted work of Nicholas and Helena Roerich, and their sons, George and Svetoslav Roerich during their protracted stay in the Kullu valley (1928-1947)...

29.04-01.05.2018 Indo-Russian Festival “The Roerichs’ Himalayan Estate – Karma-Bhumi of the Great Russian Family”

Traditional Indo-Russian Spring Culture Festival Celebrated on April 29-May 1, 2018 in the International Roerich Memorial Trust. This year, the festival was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Roerichs’ arriving and settling in Kullu and was called “The Roerichs’ Himalayan Estate – Karma-Bhumi of the Great Russian Family.” Karma-bhumi is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning the place where one is destined to perform one’s duty, the place of toil, great accomplishments and spiritual achievements...

07-10.05.2018 Belarus Meets India ...in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

On May 7-10, 2018, the Himalayan Roerich Estate held a painting exhibition of an unusual guest: Mrs. Tamara Prima, spouse of H.E. Mr. Vitaly Prima, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of India.Interior designer by profession, Mrs. Prima started painting just half a year ago under the influence of one of her acquaintances...

11-18.05.2018 Painting Exhibition of Two Young Artists

A week-long exhibition of paintings by two young artists Baldev Panwar (Solan, Himachal Pradesh) and Gurpreet Singh (Mansa, Punjab) opened in the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar on May 11, 2018. The artists and visitors were welcomed by Mr. Ramesh Chander, Indian Curator, IRMT, and, from the Russian side, by Dr. Alexander Pereverzev, Asstt. Russian Curator, IRMT...

13-15.05.2018 International Art Exhibition in IRMT

On May 13, 2018, a three-day-long international art show opened at the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar. The event organized by two Indian cultural organizations committed to the promotion of contemporary art, namely Artfort India, Chandigarh, and Verman Cultural Celebration, Jammu, with which the IRMT has a long history of fruitful cooperation, presented the art works by 26 artists including representatives of various regions of India, three artists from Sweden, and one each from South Korea and Vietnam...

21.10.2018 Svetoslav Roerich’s Anniversary Marked in International Roerich Memorial Trust

The closing day of the festival “The Roerichs’ Himalayan Estate – Karma-Bhumi of the Great Russian Family” in the IRMT was dedicated to the celebrations of the 114th birth anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich, the younger son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich, the outstanding artist, public figure, promoter of peace, and founder of two non-governmental organizations meant to preserve and promote the Roerichs’ heritage: the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR), Moscow, and the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) located in the Himalayan Kullu valley...

19.05.2018 New Works of Chaman Sharma Displayed in Roerich Estate

On May 19, 2018, the exhibition of paintings by Dr. Chaman Sharma, Asstt. Professor in Painting, Government College, Solan, Himachal Pradesh opened in the Conference Hall of the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed by the Russian Curator of the IRMT Mrs. Larisa Surgina...

19.05.2018 Anuradha Thalwal Exhibits Her New Creations

May 19, 2018 saw inauguration of the exhibition by the amateur woman artist from Kangra Mrs. Anuradha Thalwal. Dr. Chaman Sharma whose show of mainly watercolour works opened on the same day in the hall nearby, and the Russian Curator of the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar Mrs. Larisa Surgina were invited to cut the ribbon. Mrs. Thalwal who has been interested in art since her earliest years...

27-31.05.2018 “Smile of Nature” in the Roerich Estate

On May 27-31, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar held the exhibition of mainly watercolour paintings by the National Awardee Ashwani Kumar Verma, Head of the Department of Fine Arts, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, Punjab. The exhibition called “Smile of Nature” was inaugurated by Mr. Ramesh Chander and Mrs. Larisa Surgina...

03.06.2018 Mahsu Art Exhibits in IRMT

A week-long exhibition of paintings by the Shimla-based society Mahsu Art opened in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar on June 3, 2018. The Chief Guest of the opening ceremony was Dr. Rita Singh, Advisor (Hindi), Ministry of Finance, Government of India; Member, Art, Language and Culture Academy, State Government of Himachal Pradesh...

27.05.2018 Bamboo Arts Exhibition

May 27, 2018 saw the opening of the exhibition of bamboo arts by Kartar Singh Sonkhle, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. It was inaugurated by the Punjabi artist Mr.Ashwani Kumar Verma; Mr. Ramesh Chander and Mrs. Larisa Surgina, respectively the Indian Curator and the Russian Curator of the IRMT. Bamboo grows in abundance in the Himalayan foothills and provides an ample construction material for the people of Himachal...

04.06.2018 Impressions of the Hills

On June 4, 2018, the week-long solo exhibition of the renowned artist from Chandigarh Prof. Sadhna Sangar, Principal, Government College, Derabassi, Mohali, Punjab, and President of “We,” the group of contemporary Indian women artists, opened in the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar. Mrs. Larisa Surgina, the Russian Curator of the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar, and the employee of the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow, was the Guest of Honour of the opening ceremony...

10.06.2018 Ghan Shyam Kashyap‘s Quest for Peace

On June 10, 2018, a solo show by the Shimla-born Delhi-based artist Ghan Shyam Kashyap called “In Quest of Peace” opened in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar. The Chief Guest of the opening ceremony was Mrs. Purnima Chauhan, Principal Secretary, Language and Culture, State Government of Himachal Pradesh and ex-officio General Secretary of the IRMT...

12-18.06.2018 Delhi Artists Exhibit in IRMT

On June 12-18, 2018 the group show of painting, drawing and sculpture by two Delhi- based artists from Punjab Bhupinder Dhutti and Shiv Chander Ahuja took place in the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar. The show was inaugurated by another Delhi-based artist Ghan Shyam Kashyap and the Indian Curator of the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar...

17-21.06.2018 Krishna’s Flute Resounds in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

On June 17, a five-day-long exhibition of paintings by Renu Kashyap, a self-taught Delhi based artist from Alwar, Rajasthan, opened in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) Naggar. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Akshay Sood, Additional District Magistrate, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. On behalf of the IRMT management the guests of the opening ceremony were welcomed by the Indian Curator Mr. Ramesh Chander...

20-26.06.2018 The Art of Silence Within

On June 20-26, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar hosted a two-men painting exhibition by Ram Sevak Shakya (Lucknow) and Prince Chand (Delhi). The exhibition was inaugurated by Ramesh Chander, Indian Curator, IRMT, and Alexander Pereverzev, Asstt. Russian Curator, IRMT...

22-25.06.2018 Exhibition by Chandigarh Artists

On June 22-25, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trist (IRMT), Naggar, hosted a two-man exhibition of oil paintings by Mr. and Mrs. Luthra from Chandigarh. The exhibition, largely dedicated to the Himalayan themes, was inaugurated by Mr. Ramesh Chander, Indian Curator, IRMT, and Mrs. Larisa Surgina, Russian Curator, IRMT. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mr. H.R. Rawat, Assistant Controller to Deputy Commissioner, Kullu...

26.06.2018 Visions of Himalayan Spleandour

A week-long exhibition of paintings by a Himachal based Israeli artist Kelly Mor opened in the IRMT Conference Hall on June 26, 2018. The Guests of Honour at the opening ceremony were the visiting Indian artists Ram Sevak Shakya (Lucknow) and Prince Chand (Delhi)... 

28.06-04.07.2018 Landscapes, Inner and Outer

On June 28 – July 4, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar hosted a two-man show by a professional Himachali artist Mr. Deep Kanga and his daughter, Dipshi Kanga Thakur. The Chief Guest of the opening ceremony was Ms. Kelly Mor, the Israeli artist staying and working in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. The IRMT was represented by Mr. Ramesh Chander, Indian Curator, and Mrs. Larisa Surgina, Russian Curator...

16.08.2018 In Memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India, the outstanding statesman with the heart of a philosopher and a poet who did so much for the development of the International Roerich Memorial Trust, is no more...

16.08.2018 George Roerich’s Anniversary Marked in IRMT

On August 16, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) held a programme on the occasion of the 116th anniversary of George Roerich, the elder son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich, and the renowned orientalist, linguist, Tibetan Buddhist scholar, archeologist and explorer of Central Asia...

08-11.09.2018 “We” Group Show in IRMT

On September 8-11, 2018, the members of “We,” a group of Indian contemporary women artists, exhibited their recent works in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar. The exhibition displayed the works of six artists, including those by the founder president of “We” Prof. Sadhna Sangar, Principal, Government College, Derabassi, Punjab...

11-17.09.2018 Himachali Artist’s Painting Exhibition

On September 11-17, 2018, Swati Sharma, a self-taught artist from Una, Himachal Pradesh, exhibited her works in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar. The chief guest of the opening ceremony was the famous Buddhist scholar from Lahaul and the president of Lahaul Roerich Society Mr. Tsering Dorje...

13-14.09.2018 Conference “India-Russia in the 21st Century” in New Delhi

On the eve of the 19th Indo-Russian Summit, on September 13-14, 2018, a conference “India-Russia in the 21st Century: Enhancing the Special Privileged Strategic Partnership” was held in New Delhi. It was jointly organized by the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, Russian International Affairs Council, and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India and the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, which hosted the event...

29.09-05.10.2018 “Mystic Mountains” by Heidi Sabra in IRMT

“Is it a photograph or a painting?” was wondering one of the visitors of the photo-art exhibition by a retired designer from Germany Heidi Sabra that opened in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar on September 29, 2018. There is no unequivocal answer since photo-art, as the word itself suggests, combines the elements of both...

30.09.2018 Volunteers from the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow Meet the Students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children, IRMT, Naggar

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, the volunteers of the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow coming from various cities of Russia and Belarus, met the teachers and students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children in the International Roerich Memorial Trust...

05.10.2018 Helena Roerich Memory Day (October 5) Marked in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

The memory day of Helena Roerich – the outstanding philosopher of the 20th century, thinker, scholar, author and explorer – opened in the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar with planting of flowers. The volunteers from the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow coming from different cities of Russia along with Indian staff of the International Roerich Memorial Trust prepared the flowerbeds around the memorial Roerich House, at the Samadhi of Nicholas Roerich, and also below the magnolia planted long ago nearby the Roerich House by Helena Roerich herself...

06.10.2018 Festival “Russia-India: From Heart to Heart” Comes to International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar

On October 6, the Himalayan Roerich Estate resounded with the joyful voices of children participating in the Children and Youth Festival “Russia-India: From Heart to Heart” that visited the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) already for the fourth time during the traditional Indo-Russian culture festival on the occasion of the Roerichs’ anniversaries...

07.10.2018 Academic Seminar “On Certain Activities of ‘Urusvati’ Himalayan Research Institute” Held in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

On October 7, 2018, within the framework of the October Russian-Indian Culture Festival dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Roerichs’ settling in Kullu, the International Roerich memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar held an academic seminar “On Certain Activities of ‘Urusvati’ Himalayan Research Institute.”

09.10.2018 Nicholas Roerich Anniversary Celebrations in International Roerich Memorial Trust

In the morning of October 9, 2018, when it was drizzling in the Himalayan Roerich Estate just like in the rest of the Kullu valley, the Indian and Russian staff and guests to the IRMT took is as a sign of good luck to start the main day of the October festival dedicated to the 144th anniversary of Nicholas Roerich. Nor did the drizzle hinder the traditional shanti puja, the prayer for peace and wellbeing, which, according to tradition, took place at the Samadhi of the Russian artist...

12-13.10.2018 Lectures on the Roerichs Delivered in Shimla University and College

On October 12-13, 2018, the students, research scholars and teaching staff of the Department of Visual Arts and other departments of Himachal Pradesh University and the Rajkiya Kanya Mahavidyalaya (RKMV), Shimla got a wonderful opportunity to learn about the life and art of Nicholas and Svetoslav Roerich. The lectures “Nicholas Roerich’s Himalayas as the Treasury of Spirit” and “The Light of India in the Art of Svetoslav Roerich” were delivered by Dr. Alexander Pereverzev...