MUSCAT – An Indian artist and author in Oman, noted for her exquisite Tanjore art, has gifted a painting of Oman’s two great leaders, one former and the current incumbent, to the Sultanate’s best-known Omani psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist, as a tribute to the grand occasion of the 50th National Day of Oman.
Yet another masterpiece
Dr Kavitha Ramakrishna, who had recently created an unusual ‘khanjar’ painting using the same Tanjore art form during the peak COVID-19 period as a symbol of courage and confidence of the Omani people during the pandemic, has come out with yet another masterpiece: a painting depicting the two great leaders, the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the current leader, His Majesty Haitham bin Tarik Al Said. She presented the painting to Her Highness Sayyida Basma Al Said, founder of the Whispers of Serenity, Oman’s well-known mental health and wellness institution.
Expressing her gratitude
“Since Oman is celebrating the 50th year of its National Day, it was my ardent wish to express my gratitude to both the benign leaders, the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Al Said and His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said, for being the guiding force of this great nation,” Kavitha said.
Immense dedication and love for Oman
She noted that the painting comprising both the leaders showcased their immense dedication and love towards the citizens and the residents of Oman and was a symbol of their visionary leadership and their common desire to always promote peace.
A token of gratitude
Kavitha noted that she had the privilege to present her painting directly to Her Highness Sayyida Basma Al Said. “This painting is extremely dear and close to me and I am blessed to be able to give it to Her Highness Sayyida Basma Al Said, who works tirelessly to give back to the society of Oman and to bring mental health and wellness in each and every person of this beautiful country. I am honoured that Sayyida Basma has accepted my small token of gratitude.’’
Whispers and Serenity – a platform for learning
She said Sayyida Basma exemplified hard work, dedication and the vision of achieving betterment of the society. “She has a strong aim to achieve mental health awareness across the Gulf countries and to make Whispers and Serenity Clinic a platform for training and learning for aspiring psychology students,” Dr Kavitha, who is also a sanskrit and yoga exponent, said.
Oman – second home
She also added that: “Oman is my second home because of the positive aura that it spreads through the country by welcoming people and to explore their talent with new ideas.”
Ancient Indian art form
Tanjore painting is an ancient Indian art form that has symbolised its unique and intricate work throughout the world highlighting the heritage and cultural ethnicity of India.