In­dian Em­bassy re­ward Art win­ners

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The prize for the art com­pe­ti­tion which was or­ga­nized on 22nd June, by the Nehru Wangchuk Cul­tural Cen­ter (NWCC) was held at the In­dia Em­bassy com­plex last Thurs­day.

The stu­dents from var­i­ous schools in Thim­phu took part in two dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, cat­e­gory I be­tween 6 and 12 years and cat­e­gory II be­tween 12 and 21 years of age.

The prizes to the win­ners were handed over by the Na­tional Assem­bly speaker Jigme Zangpo, Min­is­ter for Eco­nomic Af­fairs Norbu Wangchuk and am­bas­sador of In­dia to Bhutan, Gau­tam Bam­bawale.

The par­tic­i­pants in younger cat­e­gory was given free­dom to paint based on their power of imag­i­na­tion as they were not given any topic as such and in older cat­e­gory they could choose any from four given top­ics.

Ad­dress­ing the par­tic­i­pants dur­ing the prize award cer­e­mony Am­bas­sador G. Bam­bawale said that it’s good to see more num­bers of young artist par­tic­i­pants in this cat- egory and con­grat­u­lated the win­ners and par­tic­i­pants. He fur­ther added that if the par­tic­i­pants can take art as hobby, they can lead a de­scent liveli­hood and go on to be­come a pro­fes­sional artist.

In younger cat­e­gory, San­gay Wangchen from Jigme Losel Pri­mary School took first prize, while sec­ond prizes went to Esha Gu­rung of Changangkha Mid­dle Sec­ondary, fol­lowed by Tandin Gyelt­shen of Jigme Losel Pri­mary School who took the third prize.

Thank­ing the or­ga­niz­ers, teach­ers, par­ents and friends, on the top of his voice, eight years old San­gay said the cash prize Nu. 7,500 that he has re­ceived would be spent on buy­ing arts ma­te­rial and hopes to save some in the bank.

Out of 238 par­tic­i­pants in older cat­e­gory, Tika Ram Mon­ger of Dechen­chol­ing Higher Sec­ondary took first, sec­ond to Jamyang Thin­ley of Changzam­tog Mid­dle Sec­ondary School and Aniket Du­ral of Jigme Nam­gyal MSS took third. The seven en­tries in these two cat­e­gories re­ceived con­so­la­tion prizes.

Amita Bam­bawale, wife of the Am­bas­sador of In­dia to Bhutan, chaired the art com­pe­ti­tion.

In ap­pre­ci­a­tion, the win­ners piece of paint­ing were on dis­play in au­di­to­rium of In­dia Em­bassy for the next ten years while the paint­ings of other par­tic­i­pants were to be dis­played at the Sid­dharata Art Gallery, Nehru Wangchuk Cul­tural Cen­ter. Visi­tors are welcome to have a glance and to cher­ish the breath tak­ing paint­ings that stu­dents have done.

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