Academy’s befitting tribute to Sansar Chand Baru

Lalit Gupta

School children participating on-the-spot Painting Competition organised by Cultural Academy at Kala Kendra on Saturday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

JAMMU, Oct 6: Paying befitting tributes to Pandit Sansar Chand Baru, first modern painter of Jammu on his birth anniversary, J&K Cultural Academy, organized on-the–spot painting competition at the Kala Kendra, here today.
Kala Kendra, which also has an art gallery named after the veteran artist, played host to more than 150 child artists drawn from 15 schools of the city who were asked to make paintings on given themes like Save Water and Global Warming.
One of the attractions of the function was live painting demonstration by Pandit Sansar Chand Baru’s daughter, Anuradha Rishi, who had especially come from Delhi for the occasion.
The program was inaugurated by Ved Bhasin, Chairperson, Kashmir Times Group of Publications.. He also threw light on the life and works of veteran artist who had been instrumental in training and encouraging generations of local artists. Savita Bakshi, Additional Secretary, welcomed the guests and informed about the activities of the Academy.
The paintings done by the children were adjudged by a panel of judges comprising of well-known artists like N D Jamwal, Bhushan Kesar and Suman Gupta. The first and second awards were won by Urja Jutshi d\o Sanjay Kumar and Varun Gupta s\o Surinder Gupta of MHAC School, Nagabani, respectively.
Three consolation prizes again were went to students of Nagabani School such as Akanksha Bhat d\o Sanjay Bhat, Damini Singh Chauhan d\o D S Chauhan and Yogini Bhat d\o of Inderji Bhat.

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