Post reporter bags Lalitkala Patrakarita Puraskar awardThe awards, organised by the Society of Fine Art Journalists, felicitated journalists for their contribution to art writing in Nepal.
Srizu Bajracharya, a culture and arts reporter of the Post, has been awarded this year’s Narayan Bahadur Singh Smriti Lalitkala Patrakarita Puraskar. The award is named after Narayan Bahadur Singh, the art critic, journalist and litterateur who established art writing as a beat in Nepali journalism.
Along with Bajracharya, the award, organised by the Society of Fine Art Journalist (SoFAJ), was given to Deepak Bihin Shrestha from Gorkhapatra. The two winners were selected among 20 nominees, recognised for their contribution in fine art writing in Nepal.
Meanwhile, the SoFAJ Laxmimaya Kumale Smriti Lalitkala Patrakarita Puraskar, named after the famous sculptor Kalu Kumale’s late wife, was awarded to Kantipur’s reporter Deepak Pariyar and Hemanta Raj Gautam from Nepal Television; whereas Radha (Ajabi) Poudel from Annapurna Post was awarded the SoFAJ Lalitkala Puraskar.
Founded in 2015, the Society of Fine Art Journalist this year handed over the awards of the year 2076 and 2077. Similarly, in the event, new members of the organisation were also elected. Keshav Raj Khanal was re-elected as chair and Madhu Shahi was elected as vice-chair of the committee.
Bajacharya, who joined the Post in 2019, has been writing about art for more than seven years.