Union civil aviation minister launches Hastakshar art gallery at LGBI airport

Union civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurating an art gallery at Guwahati Airport

‘Hastakshar’, an initiative by ‘First Hand Foundation’, has launched another art gallery at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati at its departure area on November 5. Union civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and civil aviation secretary RN Choubey inaugurated the new gallery with a brush stroke on a white canvas in presence of LGBI airport director BK Tailong.

Hastakshar had already opened an art gallery at the arrival area of the airport last December. The galleries put forth a platform for the artists of Northeast to showcase their creativity and talent by exhibiting art and sculptor pieces in diverse medium, both traditional and experimental installations.

The initiative is to encourage and appreciate art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art and sculpture. Many renowned artists and fresh talents from Northeast have their art work empanelled with Hastakshar.

First Hand Foundation Director Anoop Khanna said, “Guwahati being the gateway of Northeast receives plenty of tourists visiting from all around the world. Art gallery at the airport is a great opportunity for showcasing various local and national artworks”.

Hastakshar also has a gallery at Hotel Vivanta by Taj.

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