Berger Young Painters' art competition held
The award ceremony of 16th Berger Young Painters' Art Competition was held on December 1 at Winter Garden, Hotel Ruposhi Bangla. Rupali Chowdhury, managing director of Berger Paints Ltd inaugurated the event. In her speech, she said, “Berger Young Painters' Art Competition is one of the significant events which is recognised to bring out the hidden talents in young painters. We hope this will inspire young talents to work harder and bring pride and glory for the nation.”
The first phase of the programme saw the Lifetime Achievement Award going to noted painter Mustafa Monowar. Monowar is one of the senior most acclaimed painters of our country. His immense contribution and dedication to Bangladeshi art has assisted him to attain his current position.
Monowar said, “I am delighted. I appreciate the initiative that Berger has taken.”
Amrito Kumar Pandit received Taka one lakh for the first prize; Mohammad Moazzem Hossain received Taka 75,000 for the second prize; Mohammad Mainuddin received Taka 50,000 for the third position; and Taka 40,000 for each of the remaining 4th, 5th, and 6th prizes----Mingku Chakma came fourth; Ariful Islam fifth and Ehsanul Karim Aninda secured the sixth position.
The winners received cheques and certificates from the chairman of the jury committee Quayyum Chowdhury and Rupali Chowdhury.
Beside the Berger Young Painters' Art Competition, it also organised a painting competition for autistic children. Six children received awards at the programme.
Senior painters such as Syed Jahangir, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Abul Barq Alvi, professor of Printmaking Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka; Professor Emdadul Haque Mohammad Matlub Ali, Dean of theFaculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, and a number of noted media personalities were present at the event.
The ceremony was followed by musical performance by Timir Nandi. This year's selected paintings will be displayed at Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka from December 11 to 15.