Seventh National Fine Arts Expo kicks off
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education Gopalman Shrestha has said that role of artists and artisans is significant to human knowledge and for spreading light of education in the society.
Inaugurating the Seventh National Fine Arts Exhibition organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts here Monday, DPM Shrestha said that every creation of artists would help disseminate informative message on humans.
He also expressed the belief that native Nepali art would help increase the glory of the country in international arena.
Similarly, Academy Chancellor Ragini Upadhyay said that the Academy is active in promotion of artworks by domestic artists in the international market.
Various personalities were honoured for their significant contribution to the development of art sector. On the occasion, Durga Baral and Rabindra Jyapu were awarded with Araniko National Fine Arts Honor. The award carries a purse of Rs 100,000 each.
Similarly, Krishna Lama has been awarded under modern art category, Samundra Singh Shrestha for painting, Dilan Maharjan for modern sculpture, Dilliraj Shakya for handicraft, Kamala Sutihar for folk art and Rabindra Manandhar for cartoon. The award carries a purse of Rs 60,000 each.
Likewise, Ramesh Shakya, Devendra Gurung, Krishna Gopal Garu, Remani Mandal, Hari Maharjan and Kanchan Tamang, among others, were awarded with special honor. Each of them was awarded with Rs 25,000. The expo will run till July 4. RSS
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