Exhibition of paintings under ongoing ‘India@75 – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations |26 July 2021
Over 50 entries in various categories on display at Indian HC
Over 50 paintings in various categories entered in a painting competition organised by the
High Commission of India in partnership with the National Arts Council of Seychelles under the ongoing ‘India@75 – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations’, now feature in an exhibition.
The exhibition is taking place at the High Commission of India, Esplanade building in Victoria.
The winners in the different categories were rewarded in a short ceremony on Thursday this week at the High Commission of India and High Commissioner, General Dalbir Singh Suhag who handed over the prizes to the following category winners:
Children:1st Chloé Mambé, 2nd Harshadha Pillay, 3rd Chloé Tirant
Youth:1st Taral Bhasadia, 2nd Clara Lepathy, 3rd Tyra Anthony
Amateurs:1st Amrapali Sinha, 2nd Selby Remie, 3rd Divyalakshmi Sekaran
Professional artists:1st Nigel Henri, 2nd Juliette Zelime, 3rd Akriti Sinha.
The competition was launched on April 7, 2021 under the theme ‘India and Seychelles’ and all entries had to be in on May 30, 2021.
It was judged jointly by the National Arts Council (NAC) and the Indian Association of Seychelles. The NAC was assisted by renowned local artist and chairperson of SeyLar Federation Seychelles Danny Sopha, while the Indian Association of Seychelles also sponsored the prizes for the professional artists’ category.
To note that the exhibition of paintings now underway has been organised as per the current guidelines of the Public Health Authority and keeping the social distancing norms in place.
In remarks during the prize-giving ceremony, HC Suhag explained that India will complete 75 years of independence in 2022 and therefore a two-year-long celebration themed ‘India at 75 – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is being organised the world over including in Seychelles and this competition was a part of the celebrations.
He congratulated the winners and thanked the NAC and the Indian Association of Seychelles for their support in organising the event.
NAC chief executive Jimmy Savy and the chairperson of the Indian Association JamshedPardiwalla were also in attendance.
Contributed by the HC of India