India at MUBS - Talents of Graphic Design Students Showcased Through India Inspired Artworks
A replica of the Taj Mahal, stood onstage in front of colorful artwork of setting the mood for INDIMAGE, a design and culture exhibition. Organized by the Art & Design department at MUBS (Modern University for Business & Science) in collaboration with the Embassy of India, Beirut on 26 April 2018, the exhibition showcased the students' projects created over the academic year on the theme of India.
Rima Amar, Chair of the Art & Design Department MUBS (Modern University for Business & Science (MUBS) welcomed the attendees and emphasized the Department’s aim to nurture the creativity of students. “Unity manifested through diversity is an astonishing aspect about India, a beautiful country where the people live together peacefully despite their religious differences. Similarly, in Lebanon we experience such unity through our unique diversity.”
Dr Hatem Alamy, Chairman, MUBS, congratulated the students’ efforts and emphasized the University’s aim to introduce its students to diverse cultures as well as strengthening links with the Indian embassy.
Ovessa Iqbal, Chargé d'Affaires, Embassy of India, Beirut, praised the exhibition and commended the student’s effort in highlighting the culture of India in Lebanon and emphasized the thriving relations between India and Lebanon. A screening a short clip created by MUBS student Malak Nabulsi opened the day’s program followed by a presentation from the Embassy highlighting the country’s divers culture. Next up was a lively dance performance by the talented students of renowned instructor Ajay Kumar Singh.
While visitors toured the exhibition, admiring the student’s works, the aroma of Indian spices swept through the air inviting all to the courtyard to sample the delicacies of Samosas, the Crunch of India, a new food concept launched at the event offering tasty snacks. The event culminated with a Bharatnatyam and Bollywood Dance workshop which dozens of attendees enthusiastically joined.
“In art, unity is the principle that displays the composition as a whole despite its different elements, shapes or colors,” said Amar. “It is through Unity that all the elements merge together to form the greater whole.”