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Children and Youth Festival “Russia-India: From Heart to Heart” at the Roerichs Estate 27.11.2022 Children and Youth Festival “Russia-India: From Heart to Heart” at the Roerichs Estate

The International Children creativity Festival “Russia-India: From Heart to Heart” has for several years been an integral part of the traditional Russian-Indian Roerich Cultural Festivals at the International Roerich Memorial Trust. So this year, on the opening day of the Roerich Cultural Festival on October 5-th, the joyful voices of children, participants of the Children and Youth creativity Festival “Russia-India: From Heart to Heart” were heard in the Roerichs Estate since early morning.

Exhibition of Paintings by Gurpreet Singh in the IRMT 24.11.2022 Exhibition of Paintings by Gurpreet Singh in the IRMT

An exhibition of paintings by the artist Gurpreet Singh (Punjab) was held in the Exhibition Hall of the International Roerich Memorial Trust from October 12 to 15. About seventy of his paintings were on display, as well as several paintings by his artist-colleagues Balraj Barodh and Som Tamang (Nepal).

International Art Exhibition and International Artists’ Camp in IRMT 18.11.2022 International Art Exhibition and International Artists’ Camp in IRMT

Paintings by over thirty artists from different states and cities of India (Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Calcutta, Chandigarh, etc.), as well as from Nepal, Bangladesh and Japan were presented at the exhibition which opened on October 5, 2022 in the Exhibition Hall of the International Roerich Memorial Trust.

“Beauty Around Us”: the painting exhibition by Elena Yakovleva and Natalia Bazhenova at the Roerichs' Memorial Estate 15.11.2022 “Beauty Around Us”: the painting exhibition by Elena Yakovleva and Natalia Bazhenova at the Roerichs' Memorial Estate

The first day of the Russian-Indian Roerichs Cultural Festival on October 5, 2022 was marked by the colorful event: the opening of the painting exhibition by Elena Yakovleva (Russia) and Natalia Bazhenova (Kazakhstan) in the Conference Hall of the International Roerich Memorial Trust.

“Colors of India” from Dharamsala in the International Roerich Memorial Trust 15.11.2022 “Colors of India” from Dharamsala in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

On the first day of October a colorful event took place in the Roerich Memorial Estate – the exhibition opening of the artist Rashmi Nag from Dharamsala (India, Himachal Pradesh) in the Conference Hall of the IRMT.

Meeting with actress Deepti Naval at the Roerich Estate 08.11.2022 Meeting with actress Deepti Naval at the Roerich Estate

“The evening of the ninth of October. At the entrance to the Conference Hall stood a short stately woman in a beautiful red and maroon sari. It was at once clear that she was Deepti Naval. I was fortunate to have the chance to interview Ms. Deepti and ask her questions about her family, her films and her childhood.” This is how Elena Ashikova, a guest from Russia and member of the Russian Family club ‘Semicvetik’ (Moscow), who acted as a host at the presentation of Deepti Naval's new book ‘A Country Called Childhood,’ described her first impression of the meeting with the famous Indian actress. The presentation took place at the International Roerich Memorial Trust on Nicholas Roerich's birthday, during the Russian-Indian Roerich Festival of Culture. The meeting with Deepti Naval at the Roerich Memorial Estate was not accidentally held on the birthday of the Russian artist. The fact is that her father Udaychandra Naval was acquainted with Nicholas Roerich and throughout his life kept precious memories of visiting the Roerichs' house in Naggar. Deepti Naval has devoted pages of one of the chapters of her new book to these memories.

International Conference in the IRMT “Cultural Heritage of Himalayas and Work of the Roerichs: Significance for Future”. Day Two 07.11.2022 International Conference in the IRMT “Cultural Heritage of Himalayas and Work of the Roerichs: Significance for Future”. Day Two

The second day of the Conference in the International Roerich Memorial Trust organized by the Himachal State Museum (Shimla, India) in cooperation with the International Roerich Memorial Trust, the International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow, Russia) and “Faraon” Historic Films Studio (St. Petersburg, Russia) was opened with an inspiring talk by Dr. Om Kumar Sharma, the founder and head of the Sanskrit School in Kullu, India.

International Conference in the IRMT “Cultural Heritage of Himalayas and Work of the Roerichs: Significance for Future”. Day One 07.11.2022 International Conference in the IRMT “Cultural Heritage of Himalayas and Work of the Roerichs: Significance for Future”. Day One

On October 10–11, 2022 within the framework of the October Roerich Festival of Culture at the International Roerich Memorial Trust the International Scientific Conference “Cultural Heritage of Himalayas and Work of the Roerichs: Significance for Future” took place. The Conference was organized by the Himachal State Museum (Shimla, India) in cooperation with the International Roerich Memorial Trust, the International Center of the Roerichs (Moscow, Russia), and “Faraon” Historic Films Studio (St. Petersburg, Russia).

Exhibition of paintings "AFTERGLOW" by artist Harsh Inder Loomba 05.11.2022 Exhibition of paintings "AFTERGLOW" by artist Harsh Inder Loomba

The solo art exhibition "AFTERGLOW" of paintings by Indian artist Harsh Inder Loomba opened on October 9, 2022, on the Nicholas Roerich's Birthday at the Exhibition Hall of the International Roerichs Memorial Trust in Naggar, Kullu, HP. This striking event took place within the framework of the Indo-Russian Roerich Festival of Culture at the Roerichs' Memorial Estate.

Opening of the First Monument of George Roerich in India at the International Roerich Memorial Trust 29.10.2022 Opening of the First Monument of George Roerich in India at the International Roerich Memorial Trust

The opening of the bronze bust of George Roerich on the grounds of the Roerichs Estate Museum in Naggar was one of the most solemn event of the October Cultural Festival in the IRMT. This significant event took place on October 9, the birthday of the great Russian artist Nicholas Roerich. "How George is needed," Nicholas Roerich wrote of his eldest son, "an Indologist, a Sanskritist, a Tibetologist and a Mongolist, who not only deeply studied the sources, but also spoke languages – an unprecedented combination, so necessary when the importance of Asia has risen". The monument to George Roerich was opened next to the memorial building of the Institute of Himalayan Studies "Urusvati", of which he was the permanent director and one of the founders.

October Indo-Russian Cultural Festival in the Roerichs' Estate in Naggar 20.10.2022 October Indo-Russian Cultural Festival in the Roerichs' Estate in Naggar

The first half of October was marked by the bright events in the International Roerich Memorial Trust. The traditional Russian-Indian Festival of Culture gathered many guests from different countries at the Roerichs’ Estate. This year the Festival was dedicated to the three great dates: the 75-th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Russia and India; the 120-th Birth Anniversary of George Roerich and the 30-th Anniversary of the International Roerich Memorial Trust in Naggar. The Festival's main guest was Mr. Denis Alipov, Russian Ambassador to India, Vice President of the IRMT. Among the honoured guests of the Festival were the representatives of the Kullu district administration, the members of the Trustees Board of the International Roerich Memorial Trust, the delegation from the International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow) as well as scientists, researchers, journalists, artists, numerous admirers and followers of the great Russian family.

Exhibition “Divine Strokes” at the Roerichs Estate 28.09.2022 Exhibition “Divine Strokes” at the Roerichs Estate

On September 16–18, the International Roerichs Memorial Trust hosted an exhibition of Indian paintings, organized by the “We” Art Group (Chandigarh, India) and headed by Sadna Sangar, a renowned artist, long-time friend of the IRMT. Eminent poet and art critic Sri Prayag Shukla was the Chief guest of the exhibition. Indian and Russian curators of the Roerich Trust, Suresh Kumar and Larisa Surgina, welcomed the audience.

Indian Art Exhibition in the International Roerich Memorial Trust 27.08.2022 Indian Art Exhibition in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

On August 21–23 in the IRMT Exhibition Hall there was an Art exhibition of the group of Indian artists headed by Sikander Jangra from Delhi. Regional Transport Officer from Kullu Mrs Phoola Kumari, Indian IRMT Curator Mr Suresh Kumar Nadda, Russian Curator’s assistant Mr Dmitry M.Surgin, guests and visitors of the Roerichs’ Estate, the team of the Roerich Trust took part in the ceremonial opening of the Exhibition.

The German Roerich Society presents the video “Banner of Peace – Red Cross of Culture” 24.08.2022 The German Roerich Society presents the video “Banner of Peace – Red Cross of Culture”

The German Roerich Society presents the video “Banner of Peace – Red Cross of Culture” This film takes us back to the 20th century and reminds us of important historical events. The year 2022 marks the 90th anniversary of the Second International Conference in Support of the Roerich Pact, which was held in Bruges, Belgium, 7–9 August 1932.

George Roerich’s Birthday in the International Roerich Memorial Trust 20.08.2022 George Roerich’s Birthday in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

George Roerich studied Buddhism thoroughly, comprehending that Knowledge which Buddha had brought for the humanity two and a half thousand years ago. That’s why in the Roerich Trust there has been established a good tradition to observe the scientist’s birthday along with representatives of Buddhism, arranging exhibitions of the Buddhist art. This year for the exhibitions in the Conference-hall there have been presented the works from the IRMT Modern Art collection. Among the exhibits there were the reproductions of the thangkas which were gifted to the Roerich Trust in 2016 by their authors, the masters of Tibetan art Sarika Singh and Master Locho from Dharamsala.

Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of “Studio Seven” in the IRMT 03.07.2022 Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of “Studio Seven” in the IRMT

On June 26, 2022 the solemn inauguration of painting and sculpture exhibition by modern Indian artists of the “Studio Seven” took place in the International Roerich Memorial Trust. This time seven artists presented their paintings for viewers’ verdict: Suresh Kumar (also the exhibition curator), Ishwar Dayal, Shuchi Kalra Bhudhiraja, Alphee Kumar, Prasanth A.V., Pratibha Awasthi, Sushma Yadav.

Painting Exhibition “Tuning of Nature” by the Punjab Artists Group 29.06.2022 Painting Exhibition “Tuning of Nature” by the Punjab Artists Group

From June 18 to 21, 2022 the group painting exhibition by the artists from Indian state Punjab took place in the Modern Art Exhibition Hall of the International Roerich Memorial Trust. Four artists participated in the exhibition: Manprit Kaur (Ludhiana), Harsha Verdhan (Jalandhar), Naveen Kumar (Hoshiarpur), and Babita (Jalandhar). About seventy paintings were presented in the exhibition, whose leading idea was love for nature. Himachal landscapes captured in different seasons and made mainly in the “wet water-colour” technique conquered the exhibition guests by soft colour fusions, airy depth of the space and by conveying a special atmosphere peculiar to Himalayan slopes and valleys.

Painting Exhibition by Artist Sikander Jangra and His Colleagues in the IRMT – a Mirror of the Modern Tendencies in Indian Art 26.06.2022 Painting Exhibition by Artist Sikander Jangra and His Colleagues in the IRMT – a Mirror of the Modern Tendencies in Indian Art

On June, 22, 2022 in the Exhibition Hall of the IRMT there was an opening of another group exhibition of Indian modern artworks. The paintings of eighteen artists were presented at the exhibition organized under the guidance of the curator – artist Sikander Jangra from Delhi.


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