Jammu and Kashmir Centre for Creative Arts (JKCCA), Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with Pune-based NGO Studio Akshay organised the National Exhibition of Paintings at Kala Academy, Panaji.
The aim of the exhibition was to provide artists from across India with a platform to showcase their work to the public.
The exhibition was inaugurated by minister, Art and Culture, Govind Gaude and chief guest for the valedictory function was director, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Javed Beg.
The group of 20 artists, senior and upcoming artists, from different states of India displayed 96 paintings of varied sizes and style like realistic, semi-realistic, landscapes, abstract, etc.
The artists who participated were V S Rahi (New Delhi), Jaiprakash Jagtap (Pune), TS Batra (Jammu), Ramesh Bhosale (Pune), Aslam Naqishbandi (Srinagar), B Sireesha (New Delhi), Dharminder Sharma (Amritsar), A K Dixit (New Delhi), Hitesh Punkar (Goa), Jang S Verman (Jammu), K S Gill (Amritsar); Mala Chawla (Amritsar), O P Sharma (Jammu), Prakash Babaji Borude (Pune), Ravinder Dhillon (Amritsar), Sikha Nandan (Kolkata), Pratima Singh (Lucknow), Veenita S Chendvankar (Goa), Vijay Bhosale (Pune) and Shivani Bhat Koul (Jammu).