A weeklong art festival on in Sikkim

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Gangtok (Sikkim), Mar 22 (ANI): Creative minds from across India came up with diverse paintings at a weeklong art festival in Sikkim.

The festival started on March 16 and will end on March 23.

Organised in collaboration with the Sikkim Academy, the festival aims to encourage healthy exchange of ideas among participants.

"We have been organizing such events in the whole of northeast, partly to provoke the regional creativity. I am very happy to see that some of these artists from northeast have started winning national awards in the national exhibition," said Ashok Bajpayee, chairperson of New Delhi's Lalit Kala Academy.

"About 35 established artists, senior artists from all over India are participating in this mega event," said G.S Lama, president of the Sikkim Academy.

This festival has been organised for the second time in Sikkim. (ANI)

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