Art Gallery

 

 

 

Saradadevi Chitrashala

Where Colours Speak………

Saradadevi Chitrashala, one of the reputed Art Galleries of Tripura, manifests the creative impulse of the Vidyalaya students and teachers; the gallery where students speak with charcoal and acrylic, express with colours, chant with brush and tell stories on canvas; the gallery which offers the scope to peep into the insight of the budding artists of the Vidyalaya.

 

 

Saradadevi Chitrashala, which houses the colorful spirit of the Vidyalaya, was inaugurated in the year 2002 with the blessings of Sri Ramakrishna. Since then it has been hosting theme or subject based Annual Art-Exhibition which now has bloomed as a rich tradition of the Vidyalaya under the care of students and teachers, particularly Art and Craft teacher, Gopikananda Chattopadhyay. The tradition, however, had its inception on 23rd January, 1994 – the Golden Jubilee year of India’s Republic Day, under the able guidance of Srimat Swami Sumedhanandaji Maharaj, the then Secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Tripura. Today, with the ceaseless assistance and ingenious inspiration of the successive monastic members who came to serve the Institution, this rich tradition is streaming brightly like a living heritage of the Vidyalaya. 

Saradadevi Chitrashala, the pride of the Vidyalaya, showcases not only more than 150 paintings and sketches of the present and pass-out students in water- color, poster-colour, oil, acrylic and pencil but is also preserving the old and new art-works with utmost care and love. This highly appreciated Art-Gallery presents itself as the canvas – the landscape of the creative mind.

Saradadevi Chitrashala, where canvas hums and sculptures dance, reveals how earnestly co-curricular activities are being handled by the Vidyalay to bring out the latent talents of the students, giving them the scope not only to express themselves on canvas but also to leave an indelible mind-print in their alma mater.

 

 

Saradadevi Chitrashala is open for the students and visitors throughout the year during the school hours. Till date it has hosted 15 Annual Art-Exhibitions on several themes and subjects. Year-wise theme and subjects are listed below-

Ganesh 2002-2003
Lord Buddha 2003-2004
Swami Vivekananda  2004-2005
Kabitay Chitrakalpa  2005-2006
Pather Panchali  2006-2007
Nalak  2007-2008
The Creative Impulse  2008-2009
Ruparop  2009-2010
Sri Ramakrishna  2010-2011
Swami Vivekananda 2011-2012
Chitrarpita  2012-2013
Transition  2013-2014
Apu Sekal O Ekal  2014-2015
The Legacy  2015-2016
The Radiant Time Line  2016-2017

 

NOTABLE AWARDS -

Visa Olympics of the Imagination Art Competition:

Visa International, a worldwide sponsor of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games held at Nagano, Japan in February 1998, organized an art competition named ‘Visa Olympics of the Imagination Art Competition’, where Somnath Choudhury of our Vidyalaya received a Certificate of Honour.

World Children’s Art Exhibition:

In the year 2000, ‘Kinder Kunst Museum’ of Berlin, Germany organized an art competition to select paintings for the ‘World Children’s Art Exhibition’ from around the globe. In the exhibition, six individual paintings of Aparajit Sengupta, Lincoln Murasing, Somnath Choudhury, Srijon Chatterjee, Paritosh Debbarma and Tirthankar Gupta of our Vidyalaya earned the rare opportunity to radiate the aroma in colours.

 

Kshitij Ratna Award:

‘Kshitij Society’, which is formed to promote art by organizing exhibitions of paintings, greeting cards, cartoon at national & international level, has organized 7 successful All India & 18 International Child Art Exhibitions till 2016. Our Vidyalaya students under the guidance of Gopikananada Chattopadhyay, art and craft teacher, participated in different categories of the competition for three consecutive years and bagged appreciations and awards. Following is the summary of our achievement.

Year - 2003
Painting 6 Gold, 2 Silver Medals
Year - 2004
Painting 3 Gold, 4 Silver Medals
Greeting Card Designing 1 Gold, 2 Silver Medals
Cartoon Sketching 1 Gold
Year - 2005
Painting 4 Gold, 2 Silver Medals
Greeting Card Designing 3 Gold, 4 Silver Medals
Cartoon Sketching 4 Gold, 2 Silver Medals

It’s worth mentioning that the then Principal Swami Purnatmanandaji and the organizer teacher Gopikananda Chattopadhyay won the Best Principal and the Best Teacher award respectively for these three consecutive years.

National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement, 2007

In 2007, The Ministry of Women & Child Development, New Delhi, Govt. of India honoured Master Debojyoti Sengupta, a class VII student of our Vidyalaya with ‘National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement, 2007’ for his exceptional ability in the field of Art & Academics. He received the Certificate of Honour on 5th February, 2009 in New Delhi from Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, the then UPA Chairperson.

Kalaratna Award:

In 2009, ‘All India Drawing and Hand-Writing Contest’ conducted by ‘Akhil Bharatiya Nagarik Vikash Kendra’ (All India Citizens Development Centre), Aurangabad, six participants from our school namely, Swapnil Sen, Soumyadeep Nandi, Shubharaj Pal, Rohan Chakraborty, Soumyaroop Nath and Kaustav Roy Choudhuri won the Kalaratna Award.

The organizer honoured the then Principal Swami Purnatmanandaji, the organizer teacher Gopikananda Chattopadhyay and the Vidyalaya with the best Principal, the best teacher and the best school awards respectively for the commendable performance of the students.

All India Drawing Competition:

Debajyoti Sengupta, Ranamay Saha, and Kaustav Roy Choudhuri were adjudged the first, second and third in the All India Drawing Competition organized by Chennai Ramakrishna Math on National Youth Day, 12 January, 2010.