"Relations between India and Nepal have traditionally been close since ancient times as a result of geographical location and common religious, linguistic and cultural identities that overlap the two countries. Our relations with Nepal have been cordial for centuries. With ‘Kathmandu to Kashi’: a cultural exchange art exhibition by Nepal artists, relationship of Nepal with Banaras in context of plural and inclusive culture has been reenergized and strengthened. Trust and affection between the people of the two countries have increased as a result. The Nepal-India relationship is based on the principles of peace and friendship, like respecting each other’s sovereignty, non-interference on each other’s internal matters and ensuring peaceful coexistence. Both countries have been respecting these principles. Congratulation all artists associated with initiative and a lot of wishes to Amit Kumar, MEHTA ART GALLERY, Benaras and Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) a grand artistic success".
Founder and CEO
Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)
2007 Gwangju Human Rights Awardee
2010 Weimer International Human Rights awardee