MANGALDAI, Aug 2 - A promising young artist-cum-sculptor, Ajit Bania, a resident of Kalitapara, Mangaldai even after completion of his Bachelor�s degree in Fine Arts from Gauhati University was finding it tough to take part in an international exhibition of arts and sculptures to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from tomorrow till August 5, due to his poor financial background. His father � a grade IV employee of a school in the locality could not provide any financial assistance to fulfill his son�s dreams. Though Ajit has earned high appreciation for his creations in several exhibitions held in New Delhi and Kolkata, but despite his best efforts, he could not collect the funds needed for participation in the exhibition in Nepal.
Then, a prominent physician, lyricist, poet and cultural organiser of the State, Dr Mrinal Choudhury and his wife Mira Choudhury, residents of ward no 1 here came as Good Samaritans for the young artist handing over a reasonable amount of cash and their good wishes with a �phulam bihuwan� as a token of love and cooperation. Talking to this correspondent, Ajit said that he is going to exhibit five of his best paintings titled �Evolution�, �Untitled�, �Life Line�, �Nature being extinct� and �CO2-I�. Ajit Bania had a strong desire to pursue his career in MFA since childhood.