In a step highlighting Nepal’s cultural significance, Nepal’s Permanent Mission to UN in New York and Mithila Festival in US jointly organized an art exhibition on April 09, 2019.
The exhibition titled ‘Art for SDGs: the Mithila Heritage’ was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. #NepalinNY
Speaking on the occasion, Nepal’s UN Representative Amrit Bahadur Rai highlighted the significance of Mithila Art in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its relevance to the current era.
The art exhibition aims to highlight the richness of Mithila Art and its role in implementing SDGs.
In his address, Mayor of Janakpur Sub-Metropolitan City Lal Kishor Sah added that the Mithila art paintings “demonstrate not only our commitment but also our community’s cultural base for the promotion and realization” of UN SDGs.
Women artists of Janakpur Women’s Development Center and a New York-based artist Ajit Kumar Sah created the collection exhibited at the event. The paintings depict 17 SDGs in Mithila art themes of love, beauty, nature and harmony.
The event saw the participation of New York-based diplomats along with NY-based Nepali community representatives.
The paintings will be on display until April 12, 2019, informed a press release by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN in New York.