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Young artists make a mark

Dhubri, July 13: An art competition being conducted over the last six months to unearth budding artists in Dhubri district, concluded today with the prize distribution ceremony held at the Dhubri Hari Sabha auditorium.

Nearly 650 students across the district took part in the competition organised jointly by Uttar Banga Charukala Society and Canvas, an organisation that promotes local fine art, painting and commercial art.

The works of the students were exhibited in the art gallery of the auditorium for the past three days.

Speaking at the prize distribution ceremony, president of the society, Rathindra Nath Saha, expressed happiness that so many young artists had participated in the competition.

“It is a matter of great pride for Dhubri district that we have unearthed so many budding artists who can excel in various forms of art, if they get the proper support and guidance,” he said.

Subhash Das, secretary of the society, while appreciating the artwork of the students, said they have promoted many artists of north Bengal by imparting them skills of classical, modern and fine arts.

“Kudos to Canvas which has been providing the same kind of guidance like us by bringing budding artists into their fold and encouraging them to continue in this field,” he said.

Of the 650 participants, 65 were declared winners, a Canvas source said.

Artist Amit Biswas from Krishnanagar in Bengal was the chief guest at the function.

He applauded the efforts of Canvas and participants to make the art competition a grand success.

“It is now important for the parents of the prize winners to decide whether they should allow their sons and daughters to pursue their careers in the art field because there are opportunities and openings for the artists in the country and abroad as well,” he said.

Canvas president Bimal Oswal thanked the office-bearers of Charukala Society and Biswas for extending their whole-hearted support to the competition and hoped the participants would continue to excel in this field with their efforts and devotion.