A group Art exhibition show of Advanced Level students from Sri Mayapur International School was organized and presented last week in Isodya Bhavan. The school principal and the art teacher had the idea for a while but sure enough the students, with their enthusiasm and vitality, played a major role in the whole organizational aspect of the event.
The work exhibited in the show is the result of an effort which involved a fairly long preparatory period. One of our big challenges over the years, however, being both an ISKCON educational institution and at the same time a Cambridge Center, has been how to present work which contains meaning and subject in line with our Krishna Conscious philosophy and at the same time follow the Cambridge academic curriculum. Today we can affirm that we made substantial progress in this direction.
Comments like “A picture is worth 1000 words! This art exhibition is beyond my expectations. I think SMIS students are worth 1000 artists.”
by Pankajanghri Prabhu
And “I feel very happy to see such gifted artists’ paintings in an exhibition. Painting is one of the 64 aspects of knowledge. Srila Prabhupada said that what you are doing now for Krsna, you can do the same in the Spiritual World for the pleasure of Radha and Krsna. Hare Krsna.”
by Jananivasa Prabhu
confirm the exhibition was a success and not only students and teachers were pleased but the whole community was delighted and impressed by the talent of our young Mayapur devotees.
We hear a lot about youth and the sometimes “little trouble” they get into but we do not hear enough all the wonderful things they can do and that made me realize that all of us should be much more open to delegate service and work to other devotees, young or old and let them show what they can do.
We might be pleasantly surprised!
We have a tendency to want to show our own talents and expertise and we put aside others so we can receive the praise and recognition. But by seeing such talented youth in the Mayapur community, one is once again given a chance to becomes more humble and grateful to be in the association of devotees which are all amazing and talented and it makes everyone cheerful and light hearted.
This nice evening ended with sweet Prasadam and everyone left with a smile.