Report by Amna Jalali
To mark the historic occasion of 200th birthday of the university founder, the University Fine Arts Club organized ‘Sir Syed Art Fiesta’ on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at CEC lawns, AMU. The festival met a huge success, continuing with two days exhibition on 16th and 17th October. The exhibition highlighted the main theme of the vision and personality of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan with the phenomenal works of art and craft.
Sir Syed Art Fiesta included six competitions namely calligraphy, poster making, collage, dress da diva, eggshell and graffiti designing. Each competition within the programme was separately ticketed. Around 500 students from all over Aligarh coming from all age groups participated in the competition. Anubha Singh of A.D.I.F.A. and famous international artist Dr. Mohd Shakir graced the event with their presence as the chief guests.
The young and creative minds played with colors, smeared the white canvasses with a spectrum of colors and gave vent to their imagination. Moreover, the tiny tots poured out their creativity and talent at this art and craft exhibition. Deeply immersed in their own creative world, the little ones animatedly described their works to visitors. This art festival featured the arts in a wide sense of the word, not just visual arts. The exhibition provided a platform for children to display their talent and made the CEC lawns look decorated conceptually. The wall had a mural of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan made by Mahruddin khan, Kunvar Shrivastav and Dharmendra. The beautiful lighting at the exhibition explored bloom on Sir Syed day.
Afreen Khan, the secretary of University Fine Arts Club announced to declare the results of all the competitions in coming days, leading to the prize distribution.