Read to know more about Soma Roy who was awarded the Rajya Puraskar

Soma Roy, a young artist from Patna is the new face of Bihar for her artistic achievements. She got the “Rajya Puraskar 2015-16” for “Manjusha Painting”, a painting in which snakes and geometrical shapes are used. She has done her initial studies from St. Karen’s High School, Patna and her bachelor’s degree in Textile Designing from NIFT, Hyderabad. After completing her schooling she deeply involved herself in the field of art and culture.

Soma is trained in eleven Art forms. She is a trainer in Paashaan, Kaashth, Paper-Machie, Clay – terracotta, embroideries and appliques, block- making and printing, tie & dye, leathercraft, Sikki, Crochet and hand Knitting, Doll-Making, Soft-toy making, Quilling, basic loom weaving -Carpets, rugs, and Durries, etc.
She has been in the field of arts for two decades. She has a lot of experiences including:
  • She worked as a textile designer at Handicraft and handloom Export Corporation Ltd (HHEC) in 2009-2011
  • She was a Technical Trainer in Women’s Polytechnic, Patna in 2017
  • Worked in the filed of Manjusa Folk Art 2016-2018
  • A freelance designer for Bhagalpur Silk and Madhubani Paintings from 2012- present
  • Worked for Integrated design and Technology Development in 2018-Present.
  • She is also teaching and training students for the different entrance examinations of fashion colleges. 

 Artworks of Soma Roy

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She met with an accident which was a turning point in her life. It was a struggling period for her, but her courage and will power helped her overcome the situation. During her struggle, her parents and a lady named Nitu Singh became her backbone. She strongly believes that for working in handicrafts and handlooms sector, it is important to become an able master-trainer/artist before becoming a designer. The work of a designer is to teach smart work, polish, finish, simplification of processes and marketability of the same. When a designer is also an artist, he/she can actually relate better with the cultural and religious beliefs associated with the same. Soma is also associated with old age homes and addiction centers.

Soma is a living inspiration for all. Hope Soma will encourage the young generation in the art field and bring light to all.

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