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Definition of 'Art" stressed on E Nilakanta memorial lecture
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, November 02 2012: Greek Philosophers Plato and Aristotle might have different opinions in defining the concept of 'art', but the present day generation still counts on their valuable presentation as the most precious gift of understanding the field.

The mind-blowing debate over the definition of Art has been well stressed by Professor Salam Shayamkishore Singh while delivering speech on the 5th Elangbam Nilakanta Memorial Lecture on the topic 'Reflection on Beauty, Creativity and Aesthetic Communication' organised by Manipur Sahitya Parishad held today at Lampyanba Shanglen Palace compound.

Prof..SShyamkishore Singh, (Retd.Prof.of Philosophy and Dean, School of Humanities, MU) said, "Art is the imitation of reality but generate comment on something reality.

If the reflection and contemplation are not futile then the creativity is meaningless" .

Comparing how Greek Philosophers Plato and Aristotle had defined the meaning of Art, the Professor said Plato may not have given a compact form to the definition by saying that art is an imitation of reality but Aristotle had touched a clear glance of the exact understanding by saying that art is not only imitation of reality but also which reflect comment on something reality.

He also said that a creativity production of an artist may in the form of abstract but one should not forget that the outcome was with due clearance of imaginary vision of the artist which receives reflection from other.

President of the Manipur Sahitya Parishad Prof..EDinamani who presided over in today's memorial lecture programme in his presidential speech reminded the contribution made by Professor Elangbam Nilakanta during his lifetime.

He said that Elangbam Nilakanta is the true son of the land who devoted all his life for promotion of arts and culture.

During the memorial lecture, fitting tribute was also paid to the portrait of Elangbam Nilakanta Singh who was honoured with Padmashri in recognition to his contribution in the field of arts and culture of the region.

Padmashri E Nilakanta was born on Nov 1 1927 and expired on 11 Feb 200.He had written various books besides contributing various articles on culture and literature of the state in local dailies.

He was also a recipient of many prestigious awards and honours.

He was honoured as Sahitya Vachaspati(1965), Central Sahitya Akademi Award (1987) Sahitya atna of Manipur Sahitya Parishad, Assam, Padmashri by the Govt.of India (1999) and Sahitya Ratna (2000) .


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