SRINAGAR: The Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Thursday announced the annual State Art Awards.
The awards were recommended by a committee of experts and approved by the president of the Academy, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
The first award carrying a cash prize of Rs. 51000 went to Satpal Deol for his painting untitled-acrylic on canvas and Zameer Ahmad for his painting the Real Life-acrylic on canvas in artist category.
In student category the awards went to Kaneesh Panotra for his sculpture Sketch Book-stone sculpture and Khursheed Ahmad for his painting Fantasy-Colograph carrying cash prize of Rs. 10000.
The awards will be presented to the awardees in a function to be organised in Srinagar soon, according to an official handout.