The Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is set to organise the Ninth National Art Exhibition on Baisakh 2, 2076 BS. Modern and traditional artifacts, sculptures, fork art objects, handicrafts and other creations from across the country will be put on display, said the organiser at a press conference. In this regard, a 67-member main organising committee has been formed under the chairpersonship of the NAFA chancellor KK Karmacharya.
For an entry into the exhibition, the artifacts should have been made within two years and should not take part in any national level exhibition, said Karmacharya. These artifacts should be registered within March 29. A winner in each stream will be given ‘the national fine arts award’, which carries a cash prize of Rs 60,000. Likewise, two winners will receive a special award. The award carries a purse of Rs 25,000. A winner from each state will be given a state special award. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000.
Likewise, the fine arts writing award and the fine arts journalism award will also be distributed on the occasion. Each of the awards carried a purse of Rs 25,000.
Three of the five people, who died after a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from Kakarvitta of Jhapa met with an accident and fell into the Trishuli river this morning, have been identified. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said.