Lalit Kala Akademi Current Affairs - 2020
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Lalit Kala Akademi celebrated its 65th Foundation Day on August 5th, 2019. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Culture & Tourism inaugurated the celebrations in New Delhi.
About Lalit Kala Akademi
It is also known as National Academy of Art. It is India’s national academy of fine arts established by Central Government for promoting and propagating understanding of Indian art, within and outside country.
It is an autonomous organisation funded by Union Ministry of Culture. It is headquartered in New Delhi. It was established on 5 August 1954.
(i) Promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country especially in the field of visual arts such as painting, sculpture and graphics etc.
(ii) Preserve glorious traditions of the past and enrich them with the works of the modern artist.
(iii) Promote cooperation among artists and art associations and development of such associations.
(iv) Encourage, where necessary, the establishment of Regional Art Centers.
(v) Publish and promote publication of literature on art including monographs, journals etc.
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Lalit Kala Akademi has announced the winners of the 15 winners of the 60th Annual Academy Awards. The winners were selected by a two-tier jury. The awardees will be honoured with a plaque, a shawl and prize money of Rs 1 lakh during the 60th National Exhibition of Art.
The winners of the 60th National Academy Awards conferred by Lalit Kala Akademi are Chandan Kumar Samal (Odisha), Gouri Vemula (Telangana), Hemant Rao (Madhya Pradesh), Hiren Kumar Chotu Bhai Patel (Gujarat), Jaya Jena (Odisha), Jayesh K.K (Kerala), Jitendra Suresh Sutar (Maharashtra), Douglas Maryan John (Maharashtra), Pratap Chandra Chakraborty (West Bengal), Rashmi Singh (Uttar Pradesh), Sachin Kashinath Chaudhari (Maharashtra), Sunil Kumar Viswakarma (Uttar Pradesh), Tabassum Khan (Bihar), Vasudeo Taranath Kamath (Maharashtra) and Veenita Sadguru Chendvankar (Goa).
Lalit Kala Akademi
Lalit Kala Akademi established in 1954 is an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Culture. It is head quartered in New Delhi.
The Akademi aims to promote and propagate the understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country in the field of visual arts such as painting, sculpture and graphics etc. The Akademi works to preserve the glorious traditions of the past and enrich them with the works of the modern artist.