Apeejay Education, Jalandhar in collaboration with Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar organised 2nd Annual State Art Exhibition

Apeejay Education, Jalandhar in collaboration with Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar organised 2nd Annual State Art Exhibition
The 2nd Annual State Art Exhibition 2024 was inaugurated in a grand manner with the joint efforts of Apeejay Education, Jalandhar and Virsa Vihar Jalandhar. Apeejay Education Jalandhar, following the footsteps of its founder Chairman Late Dr. Stya Paul and President of Apeejay  Education Dr. Sushma Paul Berlia, is continuously striving to realize its motto of preserving and promoting fine arts and making them accessible to the masses.
Expressing her views at the Inaugural Ceremony of 2nd Annual State Level Art Exhibition 2024, Dr. Sucharita (Director, Apeejay Education, Jalandhar) said that the objective of this Art Exhibition is to provide a platform to the budding artists to showcase their talent and to admire the creativity of eminent artists in front of the people so that other artists can also take inspiration from them. She also put forth that through this art exhibition we have presented paintings, sculpture, digital art, mixed media, graphic design and photography.
Artworks of expert artists of the field were invited in which 160 artworks from different parts of the state of Punjab were received. The jury members - Dr. Jaspal's and Mr. Basudev Biswas selected 78 artworks for the exhibition at Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar.
On this occasion, Dr. Sucharita heartily congratulated Mr. Alok Sondhi (Director, PKF ), Mr. Vivek Sondhi (Joint Managing Director, PKF), Dr. Neerja Dhingra(Principal, ACFA) and  Major General Sr. Balwinder Singh (Punjab State Convener,INTACH (The Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage)).
Tanishk Arora, a student of Department of Music of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, sang "Dhoom Machaye Shyam, Radha Sang Raas Rachaaye" Bandish in Raga Bhimpalasi and was accompanied on stage by Dr. Sumit Singh 'Padam' on Sitar, Sahil on Tabla and Sagar on Harmonium. With the composition of music depicting Holi festival, they enthralled and intoxicated the audience with their melodies. 
In this 2nd state level Art exhibition, the best art works are rewarded. Mrs. Guranjan Pal won the first prize along with Dr. Stya Paul Award of Rs. 21,000 for her painting - Chanting. Second prize was awarded to Jalandhar based artist Sukhwinder Singh for his painting 'Sparrow's Feast' and cash prize of Rs. 11, 000 sponsored by Mr. Vivek Sondhi (PKF, Joint Managing Director). The third prize was given to Loveleen Verma for her sculpture 'Verma on Web' along with the cash prize of Rs. 7000 which was sponsored by Major General Balwinder Singh, Convener, INTACH.
Also, another eight artists- Hargun Kaur from Jalandhar for her painting 'Blue Holy City', Gurpreet Singh from Ludhiana for his painting 'Migrating Punjab', Tina Sharma from Amritsar for her sculpture 'Home', Balwin Badhan from Jalandhar for his painting 'Lost Souls', Tarannum Gupta from Ludhiana for her painting 'Shrinagar', Sananpal Singh from Hoshiarpur for her portrait, Anuradha Thakur from Jalandhar for her sculpture '3 Plates' and Rohit Kumar from Jalandhar for his work - Beyond Reality were honoured by Mr. Ajit Pal Singh(GST, Superintendent, Hoshiarpur) and all these commendable artists won the cash prize of Rs.1000. All the artists participating in this art exhibition were honored with certificates.
Principal Dr. Neerja Dhingra expressed her  gratitude to all the guests and artists present in the art exhibition and  said that such artistic environment is inspirational and an opportunity for every buddying artist. She admired the efforts of Apeejay Education which makes relentless efforts to keep up with the tradition of keeping the fine arts alive and prosperous.
Dr. Sucharita thanked the Program in-charges- Dr. Anil Gupta and Dr. Amita Mishra for their contribution in the success of this programme. She also appreciated the efforts of Dr. Manisha Sharma and stage conductors- Dr. Sunit Kaur and Ms. Rajni Kumar.  She also informed the audience that this art exhibition will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from 22nd - 28th March 2024.