Rotary Club of Bangalore to celebrate Education through Art - Kala for Vidya

(Annual Art Show at Taj West End from February 24 to 26)

Bengaluru, February 20, 2017: Rotary Club of Bangalore (RCB) will be showcasing its annual art exhibition Kala for Vidya on Friday, February 24, at The Taj West End - Art Corridor. The event is to be inaugurated by Ms. Shefali Vaidya, the eminent columnist and Mr. Prasad Bidappa, the fashion guru, guests of honour. 26 prominent Indian artists have joined hands with RCB along with The Taj West End for the cause, the education of economically weaker section children. The Art Show will be on display February 25 and 26, 2017, from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. for art lovers to enjoy and contribute.

‘Rotary club of Bangalore has a long history of service projects. We have constructed 40 government primary schools, run our own high school, build toilet blocks, and similar projects. A successful Kala for Vidya show will mean one more step in the direction of making India free of illiteracy.  This initiative by Rotary Club is part of the larger effort to bring in underprivileged children into the mainstream through education‘, said Rtn. President Ranga Rao, RCB.   He further added “What is special about this show are the fine artists coming to partner with us for the cause.  Well-known artists such as Gurudas Shenoy, Milind Nayak have been our source of inspiration for us to sustain the cause for over 9 years generating smiles on the faces of the children of rural India.”

Mr Somnath Mukherjee, the General Manager of Taj West End,’ The Taj West End has always aimed to showcase the finer things in life and the Art Corridor is a perfect example of it. We have partnered with RCB for Kala for Vidya in the past as well and is an extension for the support we provide for artists’.

Rotary club of Bangalore is 82 years young and has an enviable spectrum of service projects. We have partnered in running the Rotary TTK blood bank, significant dialysis presence, inculcate solar and green values in rural areas, and many other socially relevant projects.

About Rotary Club of Bangalore: RCB, the seventh club in Pre-independence India, came into being in 1934. It is part of the 106 year old Rotary International, and the second largest in the country.  It has members who are 250 strong affluent Business people. Among many land mark projects, the prominent in Bangalore City is Nationally known Rotary Bangalore TTK Blood Bank , school for underprivileged ‘Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya’ at Nagadevanahalli, and many other schools in Rural Karnataka built along with matching grant from other sources in the country and other countries.