New Delhi [India]April 25 (ANI): To mark 30 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and India, the Israeli Embassy in India on Monday unveiled a symbolic street art mural in collaboration with Delhi Street Art to design and complete a wall art project.
Israeli Envoy to India Naor Gilon and Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakashi Lekhi unveiled a mural at Connaught Place in Delhi, which depicts and pays tribute to Indian Jewish actresses who marked the early years of the Indian cinema.
According to a statement released by the embassy, the mural is a tribute to the deep-rooted cultural relations between Israel and India.
During the event, Ambassador Naor Gilon thanked Meenakashi Lekhi, New Delhi City Council (NDMC) and Delhi Street Art.
“We hope that passers-by in this area will be inspired by these characters; women from a small community who paved the way for other women to be bold and fearless, and left a mark on what is now the biggest film industry in the world, Bollywood,” said added the Israeli envoy.
“This project is part of a series of events marking 30 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel, but as you can see the relationship between our communities was strong long before that,” he added. .
Speaking at the event, Meenakashi Lekhi said that this project represents the shared history and friendship between India and Israel.
“I congratulate the people of both nations as we together celebrate 75 years of Indian independence and 30 years of diplomatic relations,” the MoS said.
The mural was designed by Delhi Street Art founder Yogesh Saini and his team of artists. It took them seven days to prepare the art.
“This mural is the result of months of conceptualization, planning and design. Both India and Israel are blessed with empowered women in all professional fields. We have chosen to portray some of these pioneering women from early Indian cinema who brought the best of both cultures to the big screen,” Yogesh Saini, Founder of Delhi Street Art, said at the event.
Through the work, three eminent Indian Jewish actresses who have marked the history of Indian cinema are – Esther Victoria Abraham- Pramila, Sulochana – Ruby Myers and Nadira- Florence Ezekiel. (ANI)
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