Masterpieces in rangoli add colour to Sankranti

The best of the best talents bloomed on the occasion, with each masterpiece vying for the onlookers’ attention.The Saikrishna Charitable Trust had organised a rangoli competition for women, to mark the Sankranti celebrations in Chikkaballapur.

Organised only for a duration of two hours, the timings had to be extended almost till evening, as more and more women poured in to utilise this opportunity to exhibit their talent. Happy over the good response the event gained, the organisers were only ready to co-operate.

Innovations
Beautiful colours in rangoli, flowers and leaves, grains, even items like pebbles and table salt were used to prepare eye-catching designs. Even the methods used in creating the designs varied from artist to artist. While some used straight lines, some used dots. Some used knots and some used free-hand designs.

The number of women who participated in the event increased by every hour. The contest was organised at Sir M Visvesvaraya district stadium and most of the space was consumed by the rangolis of various sizes and hues.

For a change, the stadium became a gallery of colourful visuals on the display. And each one was best that the judges found it difficult to chose the winners.

Talent display
From small girls to the elders, everyone was enthusiastic. Members of all the 31 wards were given an opportunity to display their talent. There were reserved spots for each ward in the stadium.

Designs of the national flag, gods and goddesses, nature, free-hand were subjects chosen by the participants. They were all curious to know the reactions of onlookers. Apprehensive written on their faces when the jury members approached them, they also waited with bated breath to know the decision of the jury.

Chairman of Saikrishna Charitable Trust Dr Sudhakar interacted with the participants and encouraged them to bring out their best.

He said, “Organising competitions could be one of the best methods to keep our culture alive. Drawing beautiful rangolis is a also a challenging art. There are several who have achieved mastery over the art. This competition will give them an opportunity to exhibit their talent.”

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