CHANDIGARH, 22.11.22-To celebrate 200 years of Brazilian independence this year, the Embassy of Brazil is holding a series of events in partnership with Indian organizations to showcase the diversity and quality of the country's contributions to the world. As part of this initiative Embassy of Brazil, New Delhi in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh is organizing an exhibition titled “Brasília 60+ and the Construction of Modern Brazil”. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT, Chandigarh in the presence of Mr. Andre Aranha Correa do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil to India and Mr Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator on 22nd November at 5 pm in the museum. The other dignitaries who were present at the event were Ms. Rakhee Gupta Bhandari, Secretary to Governor, Sh. Nitin Kumar Yadav, Home Secretary, Dr. Vijay Namdeorao Zade, Finance Secretary, Sh. Vinod P Kavle, Secretary Culture and Sh. Sorabh Kumar Arora, Director, Government Museum and Art Gallery.

Brasilia was built in under four years and inaugurated as the new capital of Brazil in 1960. It is the most ambitious urban project in the 20th century worldwide, creating buildings that have become popular icons and asserting Modernism as the symbol of Brazil. Brasilia is the first architectural and urban complex of the 20th century recognised as UNESCO's World Heritage Site. From the epic construction to its most recent buildings, this exhibition will include photographs of three masters in Brazilian photography and architecture models of some of the key buildings.

The exhibition shall be on view from 23 November, 2022 to 31st January 2023 during museum timings from 10 am to 5pm