Journey of an artist: Educator to Director
Inderjeet Grover followed his arty notion and reached his destination by embracing his present leadership responsibility to work in right direction to promote Indian art and uplift Indian artists with best of his effort. Taking over as the director of North Central Zone Cultural Centre (NCZCC), at Allahabad, has been like dream come true for him as he always wanted to be the ambassador of art and culture so that he can serve towards progressive betterment in this field. By means of help and support of his team and other officials in Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, he wishes to bring significant change in the process of organizing regular art happenings, by creating more opportunities and providing suitable platform to showcase diverse artistic wonders of India.
Meeting people from art domain through his known proximity in his youth made Indrajeet drawn towards art and he gradually developed keen interest to take up creative career that finally brought him to be in precise space to make his artistic journey reasonably meaningful not only for himself but for all those dedicated creative people who are tirelessly contributing to the field of art in India. Since the time of his formal Fine art training at College of Art, New Delhi, he got immense opportunity to know about skills and techniques of art practices in India. His long working life as artist and also as organizer of various art events led him to know many contemporary practicing artists and their works closely, which created a strong foundation for him. Before he achieved his present state of prime position he experienced all hurdles and struggle, which every artist and creative professional go through. So his top priority would be respect for art and art practitioner by offering access to better professional exposure so that they continue to contribute their artistic marvel to the country’s history.
As artist Inderjeet he aspired to be proficient and had many exhibitions in his own credit as his paintings are collected by eminent personalities like Ex-president Shri APJ Abdul Kalam; simultaneously he has been well-known as organizer too as brought forward several art events in Delhi and other cities since last two decades while he was working in NDMC. He won The Youngest Organiser award in the capital by Shobhna Kala Sangam in 1990 and he has been esteemed with many awards by prestigious organizations like Society Magazine, Mumbai, Magna Publication, Chennai, AIFACS, New Delhi and Varkey group, Australia.
As the Director of NCZCC, he has already been in the process of many visionary plans to be organized during his tenure. The first and foremost event is Magh Mela titled ‘Chalo Mana Ganga Yamuna Teer’ at Allahabad, that is declared by him on 19th December 2017. At this ten days long cultural event selected distinguished artists would perform and along with them many young artists will get opportunity to present their talent sharing the stage with seniors. The programme would focus motivating more and more artists to showcase their work for public view.
Inderjeet has expressed his keen interest to promote art activities collaborating with schools and colleges for the young people to know about art and art-related possible opportunities and career options for future. He wants to organize intense well-informed prgrammes for young generation to impart deep knowledge about rich culture of India, folk and tribal arts and their history and also about contemporary art-world. There are series of events are under consideration like Asia art festival, winter carnival, and International art summit and so on. Another forthcoming important event 22nd Folk Festival is going to be organized at Delhi Haat in cooperation with Delhi Tourism, Govt. of NCT of Delhi very soon.
A proposed programme titled ‘Saptrang’ to be organized every three months to present art, craft and living culture of different states of India has been also in discussion and optimistic creative thinker Inderjeet is convinced that his active team and supportive system would help him to execute all these artistic endeavor in successful manner.
Component States >> Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal & Delhi
Component States >> Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab & Union Territory of Chandigarh
Component States >> Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Sikkim & Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands