Smriti Dhungana

Smriti Dhungana is a multimedia correspondent with Nagarik/Republica National Daily. Mostly, Dhungana covers news related to arts, culture, movie, youth, social and women. She is also a photojournalist for The Week, a supplement to Republica English daily.

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Published On: May 31, 2019 04:53 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

National Art Exhibition on Women Independence

National Art Exhibition on Women Independence

   The traditional Mithila Samaaj is a force of change aligned with women independence.    Mithila Art portrays women’s stories and culture on the canvass. In an attempt to modernize, Mithila Samaaj was the prime focus of the ninth National Art Exhibition at Nepal Art Council, organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts on May 16.

Themed as ‘Save Daughter, Educate Daughter’, the art show featured creations of Ranju Kumari Yadav. Yadav was also awarded for her creations. The theme aimed at discouraging the fetus killing of the girl child.

“The traditional Mithila art is slowly being modernized via canvas arts. This is an attempt to revolt against women violence through art” said Mithila Devi Yadav. She further added, “This edition of the exhibition features different creations based on Mithila Art”. Crafts made by using traditional utensils and bamboo used in Mithila area also featured in the exhibition.”

The national art exhibition is observed annually by the Academy. Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel inaugurated the proceedings.  “Different forms of traditional arts in the country play an important role in depicting the country’s culture,” said Pokhrel. He added, “The government will see to it that concerns regarding the development of art and culture will be addressed.”

This year’s ‘Araniko National Academic Honor’ was awarded to sculpture Chinikaji Tamrakar and Ratnakumar Rai. Deputy Prime Minister handed the duo with certificated and cash prize of Rs 1,00,000 each. Different regional artists were also awarded certificates and Rs 60,000 cash prize each.

Art genres like photography, sculptures, ancient arts, performance art, traditional arts, and Intellection art featured in the exhibition.

The exhibition will run for three weeks, featuring 529 creations from 67 different artists.






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