Deepa Rai

Deepa Rai is an Indian poet/artist from the Himalayan state of Sikkim. She has written and published her literary work in India and Nepal. Her poetry, articles, stories have been featured in many of the leading newspapers and magazines of the country. Deepa has published a collection of her poetry titled "Deepa Ko Bhram" in 2006. She is also coming out with her latest collection of poetry called "Antaral" in the near future. Deepa has written many scripts and plays for children's programme aired by All India Radio,Sikkim. As a painter, Deepa has exhibited her paintings in many states of India. She has participated in many national and regional art camps ornaized by Lalit Kala Akademi - New Delhi, NEZCC - Dimpaur, EZCC - Kolkata amongst many others. Deepa has been awarded "Kala Shree" puraskar by Nepali Sahitya Parisad, Sikkim in 2012. She has also been felicitated with many awards in the field of Art by Sikkim Akademi, Channel Ace Production, Chinhari Prakashan, Sikkime Kalakar Sangh. Deepa Rai is the President of "Oviya Art Circle", Sikkim and member of Nepali Sahitya Parishad, Sikkim, Sikkime Kalakar Sangh, Shrijanshil Sahakari Samiti, Sikkim Ametaure Sangh. AKRS and CCRT New Delhi.

Exhibitions:
2004:   The Brushstrokes I, State level painting exhibition, Jorthang, South Sikkim, organized by Sikkim Akademi.
2005: Painting Exhibition on Contemporary Art, Gangtok (organized by Cultural Affairs & Heritage Deptt. In collaboration with EZCC, Kolkata.)
2005:     Darts ’05 Annual Exhibition Of Paintings, Darjeeling(organized by Himalayan Art Academy)
2005:     The Brushstrokes II, State level painting exhibition, Gangtok, East Sikkim, organized by Sikkim Akademi
2006:     Fine Art Exhibition, Namchi, S. Sikkim (Jointly organized by EZCC, Kolkata & Cultural Affairs And Heritage Deptt.)
2006:     ‘North East Festival’ in New Delhi from the selected art works of North East States. (Orgd. by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi )
2006:     Mahan Bharat ko Sunder Sikkim, Painting Exhibition (organized by Lions Club of Gangtok)
2006:     The Brushstrokes III, State level painting exhibition, Gangtok, E. Sikkim Sikkim, organized by Sikkim Akademi.
2006:     Participated in the Art Exhibition-2006, (Organized by Indradhanush Chitrakala Sastha , Namchi,S. Sikkim)
2007:     Art Exhibition-2007, Namchi, S. Sikkim (Jointly organized by EZCC, Kolkata & Cultural Affairs And Heritage Deptt.)
2007:     The Brushstrokes IV, State level painting exhibition, Gangtok, E. Sikkim, organized by Sikkim Akademi.
2008:     State Level Art Exhibition, Namchi, (Jointly organized by EZCC, Kolkata & Cultural Affairs And Heritage Deptt.)
2008:     The Brushstrokes V, State level painting exhibition, Gangtok, E. ikkim Sikkim, organized by Sikkim Akademi.
2008:     Brining colours of hills under one roof, Kalimpong(Organized by Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council).
2009:     Serene Sikkim in water, Gangtok, E.Sikkim(Organized by Oviya Art Circle)
2009:     My Sikkim My Dream’ state level painting exhibition, Gangtok(Orgd. By Sikkim Akademi)
2009:     North East Painting & Sculpture Workshop cum Exhibition, Shillong (Orgd. By Directorate of Art & Culture in collaboration with NEZCC, Dimapur.
2010: The Brushstrokes VII, State level painting exhibition, Gangtok, East   Sikkim, organized by Sikkim Akademi.
2012:     The Brushstrokes VIII, State level painting exhibition, Namchi, S. Sikkim, organized by Sikkim Akademi.
2013:  10th NAF, Gangtok( Orgd By Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi)

 

WORKSHOP:

2005:  Workshop on contemporary art, Gangtok(Orgd. By Cultural Affairs & Hertage
Deptt. In collarabition with EZCC, Kolkata)
2008:  Regional camp, Gangtok (Orgd. By EZCC, Kolkata)
2008:  Authors-Illustrators workshop, Gangtok (Orgd.by National Book Trust , India)
2009: North East Painting & Sculpture Workshop cum Exhibition, Shillong (Orgd. By Directorate of Art & Culture in collaboration with NEZCC, Dimapur.
2010:  7th National Art Festival, Shillong( Orgd By Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi).
2012: Silver Jubliee celebration ‘Festival of Arts-Yatra’, Mizoram.(Orgd. By NEZCC    Dimapur).
2013:    ‘Traditional Painting Workshop’, Dimapur, Nagaland. ( Orgd. By NEZCC, Dimapur)
2013:    10th NAF, Gangtok( Orgd By Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi)

 

AWARDS:
2004: 2nd prize for open poetry compitiion on 190th Bhanu Jayenti Samaroha,    Gangtok.
2005: “Best of Five Paintings’’ Cash Award. The Brushstrokes II, State level painting exhibition, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Sikkim Akademi Gangtok, East Sikkim.
2010: Feliciated By Channel ACE production & Chinahari Prakashan  in the Fild of Art).
2011: Feliciated By Channel ACE production  in the Fild of Art).
2012: Feliciated by “Kala Shree” Puruskar from Nepali Sahitya Parisad, Sikkim & 21st Bhasa Diwas Samaroha Samiti.

2006:  Book published: “Deepa ko Bharm” (collection of Poetry ).

 

MEMBERSHIP:-
1.   Oviya Art Circle, Sikkim. - President
2.   ASGWMEA.- Publicity Secretary.
3.    Sikkim Nagarik Samaj: Secretary.
4.   Associated with: CCRT, New Delhi. Nepali Sahitya Parisad, Sikkim. Akhil Sikkime kalakar Sangh,Gangtok. Shrijanshil Sahakari Samiti, Gangtok. Sikkim Ametaure Sangh, Gangtok. AKRS, Gangtok.