Painting competition on spiritual and cultural linkages between Bhutan and India
Bhutan- India relationship prevailed from our four great king’s time with developmental process like opportunities for business, further education and health facilities with change in time both the countries are looking for more strong and better relation in terms of spiritual and cultural linkages whereby both countries will know and share their feelings and expectations from each side.
A week long workshop cum painting competition held at Nehru Wangchuk cultural centre from 22nd -26th February, 2016 on the theme “spiritual and cultural linkages between Bhutan and India” where artists from all over 20 Dzongkhags had participated. The closing ceremony which was held last Friday was attended Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Jaideep Sarkar.
The Ambassador stated that art is design where everybody could share their feeling through their own design. Moreover both countries culture has the same root yet it is distinguished as Bhutan has so many colours on map, flag, dress and art which is so unique and its distinct from others. He also told that more opportunities should be given to youth so that they will understand the two countries relationship spiritually and culturally.
The winner of the competition Pema Gyaltshen from Zhemgang Dzongkhag took home a cash prize of Nu. 31,000. He had drawn an art which com- prises of classical dance (Zhana Cham) of Bhutan and India (katha) which shows the strong bond between two countries. He had studied at Yangchenphu Higher Secondary School just now he runs an Audio-Visual (Yoedpame Studio) in Changzamtog and moreover he is also a free lance artist. He said that drawing art is his passion and he had participated in other art competitions but this time it was unexpected to get the winner and he is very happy of his hard work and the organizer for such kind of programme.
The second runner up Salil Bishwa from Chukkha Dzongkhag took a cash prize of Nu. 25,000 and the second runner-up Dawa Yangden(Member of VAST) from Trashigang Dzongkhag took a cash prize of Nu. 21,000 and rest of the 17 participants received certificates.
The participants talking to BT said that the moment was unexpected and were very glad about their hard work and want to do more hard work in near future.