Award Giving Ceremony of 20th Berger Young Painters' Art Competition held

 Award Giving Ceremony of 20th Berger Young Painters? Art Competition held

The award giving ceremony of 20th Berger Young Painters' Art Competition (BYPAC) was held amidst great grandeur on December 11, 2015 at Lakeshore Hotel, Gulshan.

Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director, Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd, welcomed the guests and congratulated the winning artists in the program. In her speech, she said ?Berger?s two-decade long association with the field of Art - Berger Young Painters? Art Competition, is an endeavor to establish a solid platform for the young artists to showcase their creative works. We feel delighted to encourage the youths who dare to dream persistently. We would also like to salute the veteran pioneer artists for paving ways of unimaginable possibilities through their lifelong dedication to art?. Eminent artist Syed Jahangir, Chairman of Jury Committee of 20th BYPAC also spoke on the occasion.

Out of 461 competing paintings, the deserving winners are: Sourav Chowdhury (1st), Abdullah Al Bashir (2nd), Monjur Hossain Opu (3rd), Rasu Chowdhury (4th), Md. Joinul Abedin (5th) and Maturam Chowdhury (6th). In addition to the prize money, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners of the 20th BYPAC will visit the National Art Museums of Singapore, Bangkok and Malaysia respectively and the 4th, 5th and 6th winners will visit University of Rabindra Bharoti, Kolkata.

Ms. Rupali Chowdhury handed over the crests and prize money and Mr. Syed Jahangir handed over the certificates to the winners.

Renowned artist & cartoonist, Professor Rafiqun Nabi was honoured with the prestigious life-time achievement award of 20th BYPAC.

Mohsin Habib Chowdhury, Senior General Manager -Sales & Marketing, A.K.M. Sadeque Nawaj, General Manager - Marketing, honorable members of the jury committee, officials of Berger Paints, selected participants of BYPAC 2015 and representatives of media were also present in the program.

The program also featured musical performance by prominent singer, Dinat Jahan Munni and popular comedian Mr.Abu Hena Rony. The event was wrapped up with dinner.

A 5 day-long exhibition, displaying the top 40 paintings of 20th BYPAC and printed images of winning paintings of BYPAC 1996-2014, was held from December 19-23, 2015 at Gallery Chitrak, Dhanmondi.

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