The Delegation of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly is on a Working Visit to India

19/03/2024 17:14

The delegation of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly is on a working visit to the Republic of India. The delegation is headed by the Secretary General - Andrey Belyaninov.

On March 22, 2024 at 18.30, the opening of the exhibition of the International Center of the Roerichs “The Universe of the Master” will take place at the Russian Center of Science and Culture (Russian House) in New Delhi. It is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Russian artist, thinker and public figure Nicholas Roerich (1874–1947).

“Culture and Peace—the most sacred goal of Humanity! In these days of great confusion, both spiritual and material, the disturbed spirit strives to these radiant strongholds. But we should not unite only abstractly in the name of these regenerating conceptions. According to our abilities, each in his own field, we should bring them into actual surrounding life as the most necessary and undeferrable.” - it was this quote from Nicholas Roerich that became the hallmark of the exhibition.

The purpose of the anniversary exhibition is to reflect in detail the life filled with High Service and the deepest in content creativity of N.K. Roerich. The exhibition features 174 photographs from the Roerich archive, several dozen banners reflecting the main milestones of Nicholas Roerich’s creative path, and more than 20 reproductions of his paintings on canvas.

Co-organizers of the exhibition: Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Republic of India (Russian House in New Delhi), National Center for Public Diplomacy of the SCO in Russia, International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations "Eurasian Peoples' Assembly", International Roerich Memorial Trust with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India.

The opening of the exhibition will be attended by:

- Denis Evgenievich Alipov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India;

- Andrey Yurievich Belyaninov, Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly;

- Oleg Valentinovich Osipov, Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Republic of India;

- Stanislav Lvovich Korolev, director of the SCO National Center for Public Diplomacy in Russia;

- Alexander Vitalievich Stetsenko, vice-president of the International Center of the Roerichs.

Thematic sections of the exhibition tell about different periods of Nikolai Konstantinovich’s life, his social and creative activities. Study at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts under the guidance of academician of painting A.I. Kuindzhi, communication with John of Kronstadt and L.N. Tolstoy, a meeting with Elena Ivanovna Shaposhnikova - his future wife, Lada, the Leader, as Roerich later called his wife, the famous journey through the ancient cities of Rus' - the Russian period of creativity is interrupted by the revolution, and the artist’s family with two sons ends up abroad.

7000 paintings, 27 volumes of essays, an international treaty for the protection of cultural property (Roerich Pact), which laid the foundation for the creation and activities of UNESCO - a most valuable heritage, united by a holistic view of the world and based on the philosophy of cosmic reality - the Teaching of Living Ethics, which considers man and the Cosmos as a single interconnected spiritual evolving system.

Nicholas Roerich's universal humanistic idea of Peace through Culture became the call and basis for bringing different peoples together. Nicholas Roerich, his wife Elena Ivanovna, their two sons - Yuri Roerich, an outstanding orientalist, Indologist, and Svyatoslav Roerich, a famous artist and public figure, a citizen of India, created such a solid basis for understanding the commonality of the peoples of Russia and India that over the course of time is becoming increasingly relevant against the backdrop of the development of cultural and economic ties between our two countries, increasing Russian interest in cooperation and strengthening peace throughout the Asian region.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a thematic cultural program.

The delegation of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly will take part in the round table “The Legacy of N.K. Roerich - a cultural bridge between Russia and India”, which will take place on the eve of the opening of the exhibition.

The exhibition will feature films from the International Center of the Roerichs “The Roerich Pact. Peace through Culture", "Time to Collect Stones" and "Following the Master's Route".

Russian Center for Science and Culture (Russian House) in New Delhi,

24, Firoz Shah Road.

The exhibition is open from 10:00 to 18:00 except Saturday and Sunday.

Contact numbers: 011-23319100, 011-23329101.