Celebration of Letters

The Calligraphy Foundation is a registered organisation (Trust) that promotes calligraphy. The foundation’s primary goal is to work for calligraphy awareness, education, implementation & application. Foundation has organised number of workshops, sessions, and meet-ups across India.

Akshar Mahotsav is part of our Awareness project. Foundation believe that as calligraphers, each should be proud and celebrate World Calligraphy Day as a calligraphy festival. The Calligraphy Foundation invites and welcome the entire artist community to come forward and appreciate this beautiful art form while also connecting with one another.

Let’s come together to experience the divinity of calligraphy and create some fun memories 😊

Celebration of Letters

The Calligraphy Foundation is a registered organisation (Trust) that promotes calligraphy. The foundation’s primary goal is to work for calligraphy awareness, education, implementation & application. Foundation has organised number of workshops, sessions, and meet-ups across India.

Akshar Mahotsav is part of our Awareness project. Foundation believe that as calligraphers, each should be proud and celebrate World Calligraphy Day as a calligraphy festival. The Calligraphy Foundation invites and welcome the entire artist community to come forward and appreciate this beautiful art form while also connecting with one another.

Let’s come together to experience the divinity of calligraphy and create some fun memories 😊

WHERE IS THE EVENT :

Department of Design,
Delhi Technological University, Delhi

WHEN IS THE EVENT :

Wednesday, 10th August 2022,
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Workshops

Awareness Corner

Live Demonstrations

display of artworks

Workshops

Awareness Corner

Live Demonstrations

display of artworks

WHERE IS THE EVENT :

Department of Design,
Delhi Technological University, Delhi

WHEN IS THE EVENT :

Wednesday, 10th August 2022,
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Workshops

Awareness Corner

Live Demonstrations

display of artworks

Workshops

Awareness Corner

Live Demonstrations

display of artworks

Why we are Celebrating Akshar Mahotsav?

To Connect

We are bringing together calligraphers from all over India. Our goal is to foster a strong calligraphy community and connect them with artists from various disciplines. We currently have a chain of calligraphers connecting from all over our country, practicing various scripts.

To Share

For a thorough study of the scripts, we are attempting to provide comprehensive materials. It encompasses knowledge of the origins, development, and shifting functions of diverse scripts from antiquityto the present.

To Inspire

Inspiration, in our opinion requires connection. We want to bridge the gap between youth and the masters . We have a committed council of honorary members who are the pioneers in this industry and a great source of inspiration & direction.

why we are celebrating
Akshar Mahotsav ?

To Connect

We are bringing together calligraphers from all over India. Our goal is to foster a strong calligraphy community and connect them with artists from various disciplines. We currently have a chain of calligraphers connecting from all over our country, practicing various scripts.

To Share

For a thorough study of the scripts, we are attempting to provide comprehensive materials. It encompasses knowledge of the origins, development, and shifting functions of diverse scripts from antiquityto the present.

To Inspire

Inspiration, in our opinion requires connection. We want to bridge the gap between youth and the masters . We have a committed council of honorary members who are the pioneers in this industry and a great source of inspiration & direction.

EVENT SCHEDULE

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Introduction

Taste the flavour of various calligraphy scripts (workshops & knowledge area)

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Application

Enjoy the process of creation of calligraphy artworks (live demonstrations)

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Celebration

Playtime  with colors and inks on different mediums (group activity)

Inaugration Ceremony

Wednesday, 10th August, 2022

9:00 am - 9:05 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Lamp Lighting

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:05 am - 9:10 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Welcoming Guest

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:10 am - 9:20 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Address By Chief guest

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:20 am - 9:25 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Address By Guest of Honor

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:25 am - 9:30 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Soul of Akshar Mahotsav

Shri Rajeev Prakash Khare

9:30 am - 9:35 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Address By Guest Speaker

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:35 am - 9:40 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

About The Calligraphy Foundation (TCF)

By The Founder Abhishek Vardhan Singh

9:40 am - 9:45 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Exhibition & Event Visit

of Akshar Mahotsav.

Introduction

Wednesday, 10th August, 2022

9:45 am - 10:15 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Calligraphy Introduction

By Master Calligrapher Shri Rajeev Prakash Khare (New Delhi)

10:30 am - 11:15 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Introduction To Brush Pen

By Chetna Morkhade (Mumbai) / Ms. Gitika Jain (Punjab)

11:30 am - 12:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Introduction To Pointed Pen

By Mr. Ravi Bhatia (Punjab) / Ms. Ekta Chahar (Gujrat)

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Introduction to Broadedge Calligraphy

By Dr. Yogendra Velicharla (Bhuvneshwar) / Ms. Tanvi Saraiya (New Delhi)

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Pricing Discussion

By Ms. Sadhika Gupta (New Delhi)

Application

Wednesday, 10th August, 2022

9:45 am - 10:15 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Live Demonstration

By Master Calligrapher Shri Rajeev Prakash Khare

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Live Demonstration

By Master Calligrapher Shri Lalit Maurya

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Live Demonstration

By Abdul Kareem

9:45 am - 5:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Live Wall Mural (Will Be Parallelly Demonstrated)

By Ms. Simran Sahni.

Celebration

Wednesday, 10th August, 2022

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Group Activity

At Akshar Mahotsav.

Awareness Corner

Mentor Available With Us In Study Session Area of Akshar Mahotsav

EVENT SCHEDULE

Introduction

Taste the flavour of various calligraphy scripts (workshops & knowledge area)

Application

Enjoy the process of creation of calligraphy artworks (live demonstrations)

Celebration

Playtime  with colors and inks on different mediums (group activity)

Inauguration

Wednesday, 10th August, 2022

9:00 am - 9:05 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Lamp Lighting

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:05 am - 9:10 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Welcoming Guest

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:10 am - 9:20 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Address By Chief guest

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:20 am - 9:25 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Address By Guest of Honor

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:25 am - 9:30 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Soul of Akshar Mahotsav

Shri Rajeev Prakash Khare

9:30 am - 9:35 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Address By Guest Speaker

At Akshar Mahotsav.

9:35 am - 9:40 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

About The Calligraphy Foundation (TCF)

By The Founder Abhishek Vardhan Singh

9:40 am - 9:45 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Exhibition & Event Visit

of Akshar Mahotsav.

Introduction

Wednesday, 10th August, 2022

9:45 am - 10:15 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Calligraphy Introduction

By Master Calligrapher Shri Rajeev Prakash Khare (New Delhi)

10:30 am - 11:15 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Introduction To Brush Pen

By Chetna Morkhade (Mumbai) / Ms. Gitika Jain (Punjab)

11:30 am - 12:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Introduction To Pointed Pen

By Mr. Ravi Bhatia (Punjab) / Ms. Ekta Chahar (Gujrat)

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Introduction to Broadedge Calligraphy

By Dr. Yogendra Velicharla (Bhuvneshwar) / Ms. Tanvi Saraiya (New Delhi)

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Pricing Discussion

By Ms. Sadhika Gupta (New Delhi)

Application

Wednesday, 10th August, 2022

9:45 am - 10:15 am DOD, Delhi Technological University

Live Demonstration

By Master Calligrapher Shri Rajeev Prakash Khare

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Live Demonstration

By Master Calligrapher Shri Lalit Maurya

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Live Demonstration

By Abdul Kareem

9:45 am - 5:15 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Live Wall Mural (Will Be Parallelly Demonstrated)

By Ms. Simran Sahni.

Celebration

Wednesday, 10th August, 2022

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm DOD, Delhi Technological University

Group Activity

At Akshar Mahotsav.

Awareness Corner

Mentor Available With Us In Study Session Area of Akshar Mahotsav

Raghunita Gupta

(Chairperson)

Raghunita Gupta is an Indian calligrapher Owner of Raghunita.com, a popular online store, for exclusive and assured quality Calligraphy essentials. She took up calligraphy in 2017 along with her business of IT industry.

She started Calligraphy with Brushpen lettering and that made her realize that she was made for this magical artform. Since then, She decided to learn it through ‘Gurus’ of the Art and her new journey into the world of calligraphy started. She has learnt the various form of calligraphy under various Indian and Foreign reputed and talented people/masters.

In April 2020 she decided to step in to the industry with full strength and worked with the beginners, Intermediate and Masters of Indian Calligraphy Artists. Her vast experience of 19 years into the Sales with a known brand Canon India has been very handy in working in for solution selling in Calligraphy community in India.

Rajeev Prakash Khare

(Co-Chairperson)

Trained under the renowned calligrapher and father of today’s digital Indian language typography Prof. R.K. Joshi and Mr. Gopal Bhai Modi, founder of Gujarat Type Foundry, Mumbai. He has founded VSOFT a type design company as well as worked with significant groups including the Indian Gov’t.

Since 1980 he has been using his calligraphy and typography skill in many ways. In 1980 he used to design calligraphic headlines in Manohar Kahaniyan and Maya magazine. During his fine arts study period he worked as calligrapher, typographer and visual artist in many advertising agencies.

He did his masters from IDC IIT Bombay. In IIT, he learned advance typography and type design in first semester. In second semester(1989), he designed his first Hindi font for Dot Matrix Printer. This project was done under Dr. P K Mudur of NCST Mumbai and R K Joshi. In third semester (1989) he designed IDC Rajeev Normal Hindi font for laser printer. Target was to develop a mono thickness Hindi font similar to Helvetica for bilingual text processing. This font was used in corporate identity of Postal department of Government of India in 1989-90. In fourth semester there was demand to design the complete family of IDC Rajeev. 

Abhishek Vardhan Singh

(Organising Secretary)

P.R. Head of ‘The Calligraphy Foundation’. He has a vision to connect various artists across India through calligraphy and believes in learning and working together as one.

Abhishek’s father introduced him to the skill of handwriting at a young age, which shaped his personality . His journey in the art of calligraphy began in 2016. Broadedge scripts, notably Black Letter, are his main calligraphy interests, he enjoys experimenting and making calligrams. He incorporates calligraphy with interiors, architecture and landscapes in an effort to demonstrate how widely its is used in daily life.

Apart from Calligraphy, he loves Ancient history. His initial curiosity in history became into a passion and now he has a master’s degree in Ancient History.
He believes that Sapiens have utilised art as a storytelling tool since the beginning of time. He is currently researching the genesis of art through Rock Art.

Also, He is a founding member of Renaissance, Swami Shraddhanand College’s fine arts organisation. He has collaborated with various colleges, institutions, and non-governmental organisations to promote calligraphy and art.

Raghunita Gupta

(Chairperson)

Raghunita Gupta is an Indian calligrapher Owner of Raghunita.com, a popular online store, for exclusive and assured quality Calligraphy essentials. She took up calligraphy in 2017 along with her business of IT industry.

She started Calligraphy with Brushpen lettering and that made her realize that she was made for this magical artform. Since then, She decided to learn it through ‘Gurus’ of the Art and her new journey into the world of calligraphy started. She has learnt the various form of calligraphy under various Indian and Foreign reputed and talented people/masters.

In April 2020 she decided to step in to the industry with full strength and worked with the beginners, Intermediate and Masters of Indian Calligraphy Artists. Her vast experience of 19 years into the Sales with a known brand Canon India has been very handy in working in for solution selling in Calligraphy community in India.

Rajeev Prakash Khare

(Art Director)

Trained under the renowned calligrapher and father of today’s digital Indian language typography Prof. R.K. Joshi and Mr. Gopal Bhai Modi, founder of Gujarat Type Foundry, Mumbai. He has founded VSOFT a type design company as well as worked with significant groups including the Indian Gov’t.

Since 1980 he has been using his calligraphy and typography skill in many ways. In 1980 he used to design calligraphic headlines in Manohar Kahaniyan and Maya magazine. During his fine arts study period he worked as calligrapher, typographer and visual artist in many advertising agencies.

He did his masters from IDC IIT Bombay. In IIT, he learned advance typography and type design in first semester. In second semester(1989), he designed his first Hindi font for Dot Matrix Printer. This project was done under Dr. P K Mudur of NCST Mumbai and R K Joshi. In third semester (1989) he designed IDC Rajeev Normal Hindi font for laser printer. Target was to develop a mono thickness Hindi font similar to Helvetica for bilingual text processing. This font was used in corporate identity of Postal department of Government of India in 1989-90. In fourth semester there was demand to design the complete family of IDC Rajeev. 

Abhishek Vardhan Singh

(Organising Secretary)

P.R. Head of ‘The Calligraphy Foundation’. He has a vision to connect various artists across India through calligraphy and believes in learning and working together as one.

Abhishek’s father introduced him to the skill of handwriting at a young age, which shaped his personality . His journey in the art of calligraphy began in 2016. Broadedge scripts, notably Black Letter, are his main calligraphy interests, he enjoys experimenting and making calligrams. He incorporates calligraphy with interiors, architecture and landscapes in an effort to demonstrate how widely its is used in daily life.

Apart from Calligraphy, he loves Ancient history. His initial curiosity in history became into a passion and now he has a master’s degree in Ancient History.
He believes that Sapiens have utilised art as a storytelling tool since the beginning of time. He is currently researching the genesis of art through Rock Art.

Also, He is a founding member of Renaissance, Swami Shraddhanand College’s fine arts organisation. He has collaborated with various colleges, institutions, and non-governmental organisations to promote calligraphy and art.

Team Akshar Mahotsav

Avni khurana

( social media specialist )

Ekta Chahar

( treasurer Akshar Mahotsav )

Arif khan

( Student Coordinator )

Team Akshar Mahotsav

Avni khurana

( social media specialist )

Ekta Chahar

( treasurer Akshar Mahotsav )

Arif khan

( Student Coordinator )

Sponsors

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Official paper sponsor

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Community partner

Sponsors

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Official paper sponsor

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official ink sponsor

Community partner

Let’s Celebrate this festival Wholeheartedly!

Let’s Celebrate this festival Wholeheartedly!

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