A children’s art exhibition was held today at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today initiated by retail super store chain Shwapno. A total number of 550 paintings were part of the exhibition.
Children not above 12 years of age were the participants of this exhibition. A number of paintings done by children under the age of 4 were also placed. The best 9 paintings out of the lot were selected by renowned painter Hashem Khan and Sabyasachi Hazra. These selected 9 painters were awarded before the inauguration of the exhibition.
Former advisor of the care taker government Rasheda K Chowdhury and the Executive Director of ACI Logistics Ltd, Sabbir Hasan Nasir was present in the award giving ceremony. High officials of ACI Logistics Ltd were also present during the ceremony.
This idea was initiated on February, 2014 when Shwapno outlets in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet asked children to come up with the paintings on ‘Paint your dream’. Around 3,500 paintings were received from children not above 12 years of age. These 3,500 paintings were sorted into 3 different groups and finally 9 best paintings were selected by the judges for recognition.
Sabbir Hasan Nasir, Executive Director of ACI Logistics Ltd has said on this event; “Every child of this country has different perceptions and dreams about our dear motherland. ‘Shwapno Ako’ was the platform where we encouraged every child to paint their dreams with the bold stroke of brush and playful vibrant colors.
We hope we will be able to organize such initiative every year and give our future generation the opportunity to paint their future Bangladesh.”