Governor Approves 51st Annual State Award/Exhibition



Governor N N Vohra, Patron and President, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) Tuesday approved awards to be given to Artists and Students for Painting, Drawing, Graphics and Sculpture.

167 Art Works were received by the Academy for the 51st Annual State Award/Exhibition. The Adjudicating Committee selected 127 works/exhibits for the State Exhibition and also recommended Art Awards in the artist and student categories and Certificates of Merit with cash prize of Rs. 1000 each for three persons in the Artist category and two in the Student category, an official spokesperson said this evening.

In the Artist category, cash prizes of Rs 50,000 each have been awarded to Renu Bala for sculpture in wood and metal, and to Rouf Qayasi for painting in mix-media. Similarly, in the Students category cash prizes of Rs 10,000 each have been awarded to Jaswinder Singh for painting and Mohd Younis for sculpture in Diveri stone.

Certificates of Merit, with cash prize of Rs 1000 each, in the Artist category have been awarded to Ankit Sudan for painting in acrylic, to Gh Mohd Bhat for painting in water colour and to Subash Anand for painting in acrylic. Similarly in the Student category, Certificate of Merit, with cash prize of Rs 1000 each, have been awarded to Mohd Syeed Teeli for painting in poster colour and Sachin Kumar for sculpture in stone and leather.


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