Indian Embassy reward Art winners
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.