A museum for Mithila art and culture will be built, Chief Minister Raut
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, July 5:
Chief Minister of Province -2 Mohammad Lalbabu Raut said that his provincial government was thinking of building a museum in Janakpur for Mithila art and culture.
Wrapping up a one-day Mithila painting exposition and competition on Saturday in Janakpur, Chief Minister Raut also said that if his government was successful to attract national and international tourists to the Janaki Temple and Mithila art in Janakpur, it would would be a great beneficiary for the development of Janakpur.
Altogether 29 Mithila artists from the districts of the province had taken part in the exposition-cum-completion hosted by Association of Nepali Terainin in America (ANTA).
All the 29 artists had created their own kind of Mithila paintings within six hours for the competition.
Priyanka Suman was declared first, Ranju Yadav second and Chanda Sah third in the competition. The first prize carried a purse of Rs. 35,000 while the second and third received Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 15,000 respectively.
Besides, other five artists were awarded consolation prizes Rs. 5,000 each.
Almost all the artists participated in the competition were women and children, and their home-made artworks were kept on the display, ANTA spokesperson Aprajita Mishra Jha said.
The event was inaugurated by Chief Attorney General of the province Dipendra Jha.
On the occasion, Chief Attorney General Jha stated that an academy for literature and art would be established for the preservation and promotion of language, literature and art in the province.
Likewise, ANTA spokesperson Jha said that apart from the development of art and culture, her organisation was ready to work with the provincial government for the overall betterment of the province.
Similarly, ANTA founder president Ratan Jha stated that it was high time for the ANTA and the provincial government to identify the sectors in which they would collaborate for the development of the province.