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Popularising art and literature in rural areas of Punjab
Having drawn to the world of colours and creativity in early childhood, Amarjit
Singh of Bathinda, has since then been passionately popularising Punjab’s vibrant
culture and history through art world. “My aim is not to put up exhibitions in
cities, but to educate the people of Malwa region about our culture and traditions,
which is fading away. I have taken up works of poets, writers, authors, and dramatists
to visualize them and try to paint culture through the scenes of villages, cities
and forests,” said Amarjit Singh. Singh tells that his fascination for paintings
started just like it happens to any other person who gets drawn to art in childhood.
He would visit any place if there were any painting exhibition being held. He
says it was when he reached standard eight in school that he made up his mind
to be an artist. “I finally decided to develop my skills from class eight onwards.
But due to financial problems I had to drop the idea. I received five years of
rigorous training from my maternal uncle Guru Savinder Singh. Now I have my own
studio in Bathinda,” said Amarjit Singh, the painter. Mentioning about the world
of painting, Singh says that the profession of painting is not very popular in
Punjab , as paintings sold here fetch very low prices. Singh shares that he has
also started painting the scriptures inscribed in the holy Guru Granth Sahib.
“I try to depict the feelings of proverbs on canvas so that people can better
understand their meaning. I am trying to paint 100-150 such works so that I can
display it in an exhibition. I love this type of religious work, “ Singh added.