BENGALURU: For the first time since its inception, the Chitra Santhe, organised by the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (CKP), will see additional security arrangements in the form of 15 CCTV cameras.
The 12th edition of the art fair, which will be held on Sunday, will see participation from around 1,300 artists from 18 states. Around 1,200 artists took part last year. CKP president B L Shankar told Express that no threat has been perceived but the police were requested to deploy additional forces, nevertheless.
“The CCTV cameras will be rented and used as an additional measure,” he said.The expo will be held at the Parishat premises as well as Kumara Krupa Road and Crescent Road from 9 am to 7 pm.
Shankar said unlike the previous editions, this year’s event has been completely managed by CKP students. “For the Santhe, we have spent around Rs 20-25 lakh using grants from the government, the Department of Kannada and Culture and the Tourism Department. CKP is not working on a commission and the stalls, the accommodation for artists and the entry are free,” he said.