IMPHAL, Sept 13: The 6th Annual Exhibition of Art was held today at the Manipur State Art Gallery, Palace Compound organised by Nongmeibung Nambam Chuthek, Imphal.
The annual exhibition will continue till September 17 starting today.
The function was graced by Dr R K Nimai Singh IAS, Retd., and Koolchandra, chairman, Arts Society Manipur.
Speaking at the function R K Nimai said that the standard of paintings have improved as the exhibition includes different genre of painting. Not only painting but also including photography in the exhibition give encouragement and motivated to the young aspirant of photography he added.
After seeing the exhibition it clearly shows the new artists are experimenting well in the field of painting he said.
He also continued that people in the State are still ignorant about the importance of painting and added that there is need to disseminate regarding the importance of painting to the public.
He also stated that painting competitions are needed to be organised in the schools and colleges more often to bring out the creativity of the individuals.
Presentation of Arts Society Manipur Annual Art award 2013-2014 was given to Sarangthem Boby Singh from Palace Compound, who did his MFA (Painting) from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh.
Sarangthem Boby also received several awards such as Research grand award Garhi, Ministry of Culture government of India, New Delhi, 2006 and Padamakar Yasowantarav Bakshi Gold Medal, 2006 from Khairagarh University.
Oinam Ibotombi Singh from Kakwa Nameirakpam Laikai was also honoured, who did his diploma in sculpture from Imphal Art college, and who also participated in other State level exhibition such as 4 state level exhibition of Art 2002 by Arts Society Manipur and AIFACS, New Delhi, comtemporary Art Exhibition of Manipur at Swabhumi, Kolkata and state exhibition of Art 2002, 2003, 2004 by MSKA.