The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India, based on the recommendations of a selection committee, has announced the winners of its silver jubilee painting competition, organized on the theme of ‘My idea of human rights and promotion and protection thereof’.
An entry from Assam bagged the consolation prize in this all India competition.
The entry was from Ranju Patar from Kamrup district of the State.
Patar will receive a cash award of Rs 2,500 and a certificate.
The winners include three paintings for the cash award of Rs 15,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 for the first, second and third prize respectively besides the nine others for the consolation prize of Rs 2500 each along with certificates.
The Commission received an overwhelming response to this painting competition, organized online through MyGov portal between April 30 and July 15 last.
It received 525 entries from different parts of the country.
The selection committee headed by Jyotika Kalra, member, NHRC, comprised Ambuj Sharma, secretary general, Dilip Kumar, JS (T&R), Jaimini Kumar Srivastava, DD (M&C), Indrajeet Kumar, AR (Law), NHRC and Rekha Shingari, an artist.
The NHRC, India intends to organize an exhibition of these paintings as part of its silver jubilee celebrations to show case people’s participation in its endeavour towards the promotion and protection of human rights.