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South Asia Region Imagining a More United Society

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To help bridge cultural divides in South Asia, the World Bank recently sponsored an art contest in the region -- Imagining our Future Together. The contest attracted more than 1,000 pieces of art from more than 231 artists born after 1974. Twenty-five winning artworks have been displayed in New Delhi, India, and in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and will next be on display at World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., in January.

“South Asia will be richer and better if young people get to know each other and discover how much they have in common, how much they can share and learn from each other,” said Isabel Guerrero, vice president of the World Bank’s South Asia region.

Learn more about the artwork. Also check out this blog by one of the contest’s organizers. You can also see a Facebook gallery of pieces from the contest.

Do you think art can help form a more inclusive society? What else can be done? We look forward for your comments.

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