Chennai

Novel way to celebrate 30th anniversary

A painting of Golden Temple, Amritsar, affixed in a silver locket was sold for Rs.45,000 at an auction held here on Monday.

Two aspects were important about the auction – one, it was a painting by Governor Surjit Singh Barnala and two, he painted it when in jail in 1976 during the emergency period.

The auction was part of 30th anniversary celebrations of Sukra Jewellery and the proceedings from the auction were given to CRY, a non-governmental organisation involved in protecting child rights.

Apart from the Governor’s painting, other works that were for auction were the Padma Ganesha by Thotta Tharani, art director; painting of P. Gopinath, co-founder and vice-president, Cholamandal Artists Village; ‘global warming a draft creation’ of Rm. Palaniappan, Regional Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai; and Cartoonist Madhan’s cartoon against terrorism.

Nithin Kalkiraja of Sukra Jewellery said other than the Governor’s art work rest would be auctioned through e-bay portal.

Apart from this a variety of articles made of silver was displayed at the venue and 30 per cent from the sale proceedings of the items would be donated to the CRY, he said.

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