17th Berger Young Painters' Art Competition Award Giving Ceremony


The 17th Berger Young Painters' Art Competition Award Giving Ceremony was held on December 10, 2012 at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel- Winter Garden with great grandeur. Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited graced the event. In her speech, Ms. Chowdhury said, 'BYPAC is the platform where young and undiscovered talents associated with art get recognized and offered a national-level exposure. Berger hopes that this recognition will inspire young talents to work harder and bring pride and glory for the nation.'

Berger Young Painters' Award Ceremony received an impressive 563 paintings this year. The winners from 1st to 6th position respectively are Rasel Kanti Das, Purnima Mitra, Ruhul Amin Tarek, Faisal Ahmed Mahfuz, Ahsan Mahtab and Abdullah Al Bashir.

The most esteemed award- Berger Life Time Achievement Award was also rewarded at the same event to eminent artist, Mr. Abu Taher. The lifetime achievement crest was given to him by Prof. Quyyum Chowdhury.

Berger Paints also organized painting competition for autistic children for the second time. In this competition the winners of 1st , 2nd and 3rd position respectively are from group 'A', Kazi Inteser Fayed (Sabab), Tamim Ibn Aris and Md. Tamjid Hossain (Nayeef) and from group 'B', Adiba Ibnat (Poshla), Farhan Syed Tanisha (Ananta) and Ahnaf Tahmid Khan Prithvi. Prominent artist Rafiqun Nabi handed over the prize money and certificates to the winners of these two groups.

In the program, Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited honored five young achievers of our country. Among them were Ms. Nishat Majumder and Mr. M A Mohit who climbed to the peak of Mount Everest. From Bangladesh, Mr. Dhananjoy Biswas, Mr. Sourav Das and Mr. Nur Muhammad Shafiullah had won medals in the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad 2012; they received accolades from Berger Paints as well.

The program was augmented by music, dance and recitals hailing vitality of the youth. Popular young singers Ronty Das & Mahdi presented a dazzling performance.

Including the 6 award winning paintings, Berger Paints will hold an exhibition of 40 nominated paintings at the Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. The BYPAC exhibition will be open for all from 11th December to 15th December 2012.

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