Kolkata: Bengal Governor, Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, formally launched the 4th Edition of “Wisdom Speaks” - a trilingual multi- disciplinary-peer-reviewed journal – published by Indian National Forum of Art and Culture (INFAC), a premier non-profit working for the promotion and invigoration of Art and Culture in India since 2005 at the ICCR event in Kolkata, 16 November.
First Lady, Smt Sudesh Dhankar, was also present at the cultural function attended by eminent dignitaries and personalities. The cultural program was organized by INFAC in collaboration with ICCR (Indian Council For Cultural Relations).
On the occasion, uniquely crafted Durga icons by Kolkata- based Church Art was presented to His Excellency, Shri Dhankar and the Guest of Honour, Smt Sudesh Dhankar, respectively by Shri Gautam Dey, Regional Director, ICCR, and Shri Subrata Ganguly, Founder of Church Art.
Church Art is known for creating pioneering art works of various kinds that are inspired by art, culture, religion, aesthetics and ergonomics.
“It is a great privilege for INFAC to have the fourth edition of our peer-reviewed journal Wisdom Speaks released by His Excellency, Shri Dhankar ji. INFAC is engaged in promoting and popularizing art and culture,” said Shri Tapash Gan Choudhury, Chairman, INFAC.
The event also marked a cultural program of devotional, classical, modern and folk songs rendered by eminent artistes.
Wisdom Speaks journal is published in English, Hindi and Bengali and covers subjects like Architecture, History, Literature, Philosophy, Performing and Visual Arts.
The peer review body includes, among others, Prof Dr Bashabi Fraser and Prof Dr Neil Fraser of Edinburgh Napier University, UK; Prof Guy L Beck of Toulane University, US; Hindi litterateur and Jnanpeeth Awardee Dr. Krishna Bihari Mishra and Bengali litterateur Biplab Dasgupta and Professor Sanjukta. Wisdom Speaks is edited by Dr. Nupur Ganguly, Senior Associate Professor of Vocal Music, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
Indian National Forum of Art and Culture (INFAC) has been working since 2005 for the promotion of arts and culture in the country, INFAC has come to be known as a premier organization of its kind. In 2007, INFAC had organized Asia’s largest art workshop where 550 artists from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, France, Germany and the United States participated.
Besides holding national competitions in the fields of visual and performing arts every year, INFAC continues to hold solo and collaborative programs with institutions like the Lalit Kala Academy, the ICCR, and the Rabindra Bharati University, as also with other universities and academic institutions.