Pen letters to Father of Nation on his jayanti

Pen letters to Father of Nation on his jayanti

Do you idolise Gandhi? Want to share your thoughts about him, with him? Here's your chance. You can address letters to the Mahatma and share your thoughts, ideas, or love for him.

Rangoli Metro Art Centre is curating a participatory programme — A letter to Gandhi —  to celebrate the birthday of the Father of the Nation. People can take a post card, available for free and jot down their feelings. The letters collected will be exhibited from November 1 onwards at the art centre on M G Road.

Commemorating the birth anniversary of Gandhi, an exhibition, My life is my message will be put up till November 3 at Vismaya Gallery through stamps, post cards, currency notes, songs, khadi clothes, etc. “The photography exhibition is being organised with the help of Gandhi Bhavan,” said Surekha, curator.  In collaboration with postal department, an exhibit of collections of stamps on Gandhiji in association with Karnataka Philately Association is being held.

Photographs of Mahatma Gandhi with Kasturba Gandhi, with his classmate Sheikh Mehtab at Rajkot, and many more rare pictures will take you back on a journey through Gandhiji’s life and history. The stamps, newspaper cuttings and post cards are also unique and interesting.

“You can see the editing technique used by editors to crop a picture. The background from where the photo has to be cropped was painted in white. There are also progressive proofs displayed of stamps being created from other countries,” said Mahesh Jambulingam of Karnataka Philatelic Society.

Original signature

On display are his original signature, college picture and many other unusual moments in his life at the exhibition. What is interesting is Rangoli Metro Art Centre completes its 150th day on Gandhi Jayanti.

“Our very first programme conducted here was khadi spinning, which was related to Gandhi. It being Gandhi Jayanti, celebration is special for all of us,” said Surekha.

The Postal department will install a permanent post box and stamp counter at Rangoli for people to use the facility.

Also, unique picture postcards in association with Photographers Association will be introduced.

‘My Stamp’, where personalised photos can be juxtapositioned alongside a postal stamp will be brought out on the occasion.

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