art reaches Seoul:Indo-Asian News Service, January
New Delhi, India -- A team of the National Museum of India
left on Sunday for Seoul to exhibit art, artefacts and teachings
related to Lord Buddha
The special exhibition, 'Buddhist Art of India', will be
on display from Jan 17 to Feb 28 at the Korea Foundation Cultural
Centre in Seoul. It has been organised under the aegis of
India-South Korea cultural exchange programme.
"We are taking the artefacts of all the three sections
of the religion - Maha Yana, Hina Yana and Vajra Yana. All
the artefacts are the collection of the National Museum from
different parts of the country," said Sanjiv Kumar Singh,
the planner and coordinator of the exhibition.
The exhibition will showcase over 50 art objects including
sculptures, manuscripts, jewellery and pieces of decorative
"There are a lot of followers of Buddhism in Seoul and
the exhibition will be an exciting event to showcase India's
rich Buddhist heritage," Singh told IANS ahead of departure.
He said they had gone to South Korea a decade back but the
exhibition would be a great experience for both countries
and help strengthen their cultural bonds.