The artwork of the Bhima Kali temple, Sarahan, presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at the rally venue on The Ridge on Tuesday was sketched by Sanyogita Thakur, a student of fine arts from Shimla.
Sanyogita hails from Punder village in Theog subdivision of Shimla. She did Class XII from Government Senior Secondary School at Deha Balson, graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru Fine Arts College, Chaura Maidan, and MA Fine Arts (Pahari miniature) from Himachal Pradesh University (HPU). At present, she is a freelancer and is preparing for P.hd. Her father is an apple farmer and mother a homemaker
“Painting initially was a hobby for me but it is now my passion. I want to promote and represent the Himachali pahari culture through my art and paintings at national and international levels,’’ says Sanyogita, who has drawn sketches of several heritage buildings and temples of the state.
The artwork was gracefully enclosed between handwoven Kinnauri Patti, woven by trainees at various handloom training centres. The artwork was conceptualised and commissioned by HP State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation Ltd