Apeejay Education Organises 5th Rajeshwari Kala Mahotsav
New Delhi : Commemorating the legendary Smt. Rajeshwari Paul and her vision towards arts and education, Apeejay Education recently organised the 5th edition of Rajeshwari Kala Mahotsav.
The festival offered a platform to both emerging and established artists as well as students to exhibit their work to a larger audience and art enthusiasts. Moreover, it was also an occasion to honour renowned artists of the country with Rajeshwari Kala Samman 2022.
Inaugurating the event, Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, Co-Promoter & President, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, and President, Apeejay Education, said: “All artists are givers of the passion that comes from the divine. It is through the artist’s creation that we see the various aspects of the divine”.
She further stated, “Education is not possible without art. Many people have seen that music and maths often go hand in hand. Thus it was very important to set up a centre that promotes art and artists. The Rajeshwari Kala Sangam reaches to all who wish to learn fine arts with a special focus on the specially-abled.”
An international virtual art exhibition was the special attraction of the arts festival.
The Rajeshwari Kala Samman award 2022 was conferred upon Indian Singer and Parliamentarian Padma Shri Hans Raj Hans as well as internationally-acclaimed visual artist Dr. Siddhartha as a tribute to their lifetime dedication to art and culture.
Padma Shri Hans Raj Hans thanked the Apeejay Education Society and applauded the vision of Dr. Stya Paul and Smt Rajeshwari Paul for the multidimensional development of students’ personality through art.
The award ceremony was followed by a virtual tour of an international art exhibition that witnessed more than 250 entries from different parts of the world by professional artists and amateurs/students alike. Hundred best artworks were selected by the jury for the exhibition. The exhibition sought to promote the extraordinary ability, originality and dedication of artistic pursuits.
The Jury selected six outstanding works in the professional and the amateur categories. Certificates and prize money of Rs. 31000 and Rs. 11000 respectively were given to the winners.
In the professional category, Jaspreet Singh and Dr Arjun Singh received the certificate of appreciation in the painting category while Mr. Chand Mohd and Mr. Rabi Narayan Gupta received the certificate in the drawing and graphics category respectively.
Awards winners in the professional category included Ms. Sobha Chodhary and Mr. Mangesh Narayanrao Kale for artworks ‘Women in waiting’ and ‘Klim’ in the painting category respectively. Mr. Rakesh Bani was awarded for his artwork ‘Man and motion’ in the print -making category.
Certificates of appreciation were awarded to Harshal Khatri in the painting category, Kunj Arora in the photography category, Inderpreet Kaur in the sculpture category and Jasmeen Kaur in the Mix Media category.
The award winners in the amateur/student category included Andrasphera Kahrmawlong in the Mix-media category, Rachna Gopa Kumar for her work ‘Cats kill angler’ in the graphics category and Tarannum Gupta in the photography category for her work titled ‘Butterfly’.
Dr Jaspal (internationally acclaimed artist) and Mr Bhavani Katoch (noted painter and lithographer from Paris) were the jury for the competition.
Among the key dignitaries driving the event were Dr Sucharita, Director Apeejay Education Dr Neerja Dhingra (Principal, Apeejay College of Fine Arts) and invited dignitaries and others.