Bhind:Tuesday, July 29 :Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet Evam Kala Akademi, Madhya Pradesh Sanskriti Parishad would organise Raza Award distribution ceremony and Madhya Pradesh Kala Pradarshini in the month of August, 2008.The Raza Award (Poetry and Fine Arts) sponsored by Syed Haider Raza would be given simultaneously. Each award would carry Rs five thousands. Entries for fine arts award have been invited from artists below 35 years of age. The entries must be original, latest and contemporary. The upper age limit for Raza Award for poetry is 45. The award would be given on the collection of poems published between July 2006 and July 2008. The age for both the awards would be counted as on June 30, 2008. An applicant would have to submit age certificate with the application.
Madhya Pradesh fine arts exhibition is organised with a view to promoting artists from Madhya Pradesh. Under this exhibition five prize of Rs ten thousand each are given. One of these awards would be for sculpture. Besides, five letters of citation would also be given. There is no age limit for participating in this exhibition.
Both Raza Award and Madhya Pradesh Kala Pradarshini are for residents of Madhya Pradesh alone. Therefore, an applicant must attach his domicile certificate with the application.
Entries for Raza Award can be submitted personally or sent by post to Assistant Director, Tansen Kala Veethika, Maharani Laxmi Bai Marg, Padao, Gwalior by August 14, 2008. Schedule for Madhya Pradesh Kala Pradarshini can be obtained from Tansen Kala Veethika Gwalior, Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, Kalidas Sanskrit Akademi Ujjain, Fine Arts Institute, fine arts faculties of colleges and Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet Evam Kala Akademi, Bhopal.