On Mahatma Gandhi´s 150th birthday commemoration many artists presented paintings of Gandhi as a part of a competition organised by the Embassy of India in Berlin. My submission “Salt and Gandhi”, shows Gandhi as an iconic figure holding salt symbolically in his hands. This is painted with acrylics on a huge canvas (180 x 80 cm).
I am happy to announce that my painting won a prize and it was a great honour to recieve appreciation from the present Ambassador of India Mrs. Mukta Dutta Tomar. The painting adorns the cultural department of the embassy at present.
The Salt march of 1930 was an act of civil disobedience led by Gandhi to british rule in India. This march gained world wide attention which gave impetus to the indian independence movement.