By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Sept. 21: Nepal Academy of Fine Arts organised the ‘Inter-College Poster Art Competition and Exhibition’ on the theme of ‘Democracy and Constitution’ on the occasion of the Constitution Day on Wednesday.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chancellor of Nepal Academy Narad Mani Hartamchhali.
Speaking at the programme, Chancellor Hartamchhali said that the event was not just about celebrating national pride but also about nurturing emerging artistic talents.
Vice Chancellor Lalkaji Lama said that the programme aimed to seamlessly blend entertainment with diversity, encouraging artists to approach the concept of the constitution in innovative and unconventional ways. Member Secretary Devendra Kumar Kafle brought attention to the historical significance of artists in the country's transformative journey.
Speaking on behalf of the judges, Council Member of the academy Sanjay Bantawa said that the competition on the topic of democracy and the constitution informed the new generation about the movements launched for political change and the rights guaranteed by the constitution.
In the competition, Anjali Ghimire of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts won the first place, Homraj Kulung of Sirjana College of Fine Arts got second prize, Rujan Kumar Maharjan of Kathmandu University got the third prize.
Likewise, Lisma Tamrakar of Sirjana College of Fine Arts and Pratibha Khadka of Fine Arts Academy got the consolation prize. The first, second and third winners received Rs. 15,000, Rs.12,000, Rs.10,000 respectively while consolation prize winners received Rs. 8,000 each. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from numerous budding artists and was graced by several notable personalities from the realms of art and academia.