Kathmandu: Aiming to strengthen their close cultural relations, India and Nepal today signed a MoU to promote cooperation in the field of art and culture. The MoU was signed between Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and New Delhi-based Lalit Kala Akademi as part of the Nepal-India Art Exchange Programme.
The two academies will work hand-in-hand to further enhance mutual understanding and cultural relations between the Fine Arts academicians, creative artists, cultural experts, scholars and intellectuals of the two countries, according to MoU.
“Art is one of the crucial areas that bring India and Nepal closer. The Embassy of India will lend all support to promote exchange of art and culture between our two countries,” Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae, who was mpresent on the occasion, said.
The two countries will strengthen their cultural relations through exchange of visits by artists and fine art academicians of the two countries and organise art exhibitions and symposiums on a reciprocal basis, a statement said. The two academies will organise art exhibitions, support translation and publish books related to fine arts of both the countries.
They will also organise seminars and symposia on contemporary art practices, conduct art workshops and other relevant activities between two countries.