TRN’s Dhakal and Gorkhapatra’s Nepal receive Lalitkala Patrakarita Puraskar-2081

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By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, May 29: Renuka Dhakal, a journalist working with Rising Nepal, and Surkhet Nepal of its sister publication Gorkhapatra Daily, have been awarded the ‘Lalitkala Patrakarita Puraskar-2081’ for their contributions to the development of fine arts in the country. 

Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Hit Bahadur Tamang handed over the awards and certificates to Dhakal and Nepal during the inauguration of the National Fine Arts Exhibition here on Tuesday.

The award carries a purse of Rs. 30,000 each. Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) has awarded artists of various genres and journalists for their contributions to the development of fine arts.

The exhibition is scheduled to take place at the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) from May 28 to June 12.

Likewise, Minister Tamang presented ‘Araniko Rastriya Pragya Samman’ to veteran artists Kiran Manandhar and Shyam Badan Shrestha. Each of them received Rs. 150,000.

The Best Fine Art Award was presented to Suresh Lawat Tuladhar, with a cash prize of Rs. 100,000.

The National Fine Art Awards were presented in eight different genres, each with a cash prize of Rs. 60,000.

The Martyr Artist ‘Anil Lama Smriti Puraskar’ was awarded to Laxman Bhujel and the ‘Babu Ram Lama Smriti Puraskar’ to Bhuwan Thapa. Each of the awards carries a purse of Rs. 50,000. 

Academician Gyanendra Biwas was decorated with the ‘Lalitkala Lekhan Puraskar’ with a cash prize of Rs. 60,000.

Likewise, provincial awards were also distributed on the occasion. 

The Provincial Best Fine Art Awards were presented to seven artists from all provinces, each receiving a cash prize of Rs. 50,000.

Additionally, 36 artists received the Provincial Best Fine Art Award in various genres, each with a cash prize of Rs. 30,000.

Likewise, the Student Provincial Award winners received Rs. 30,000 each.

Speaking at the programme, Minister Tamang said that the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) has played a vital role in the development and promotion of art and culture. 

Inaugurating the National Fine Arts Exhibition, Minister Tamang said that NAFA has been working at the local level for the development and promotion of art. 

Naradmani Hartamchhali, Chancellor of NAFA, has urged the artists and stakeholders to observe the national fine art exhibition and give feedback to the academy.  

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