Painting contest enthrals kids

Students busy painting at a contest organised by Infosys in Mangalore on Saturday.

Children in the age group ranging from 5 to 18 years participated in this competition under different groups.

The painting competition saw participation from 120 students from 80 schools.
The event was presided over by Dr Manjula K T, Principal, Besant Women’s College. Prof Hilda Rayappan, Founder Trustee of Prajna Counselling Centre was the guest of honour.

Shameer Ali from BGM School of Fine Arts judged the competition. Dinha D’Silva from Infosys gave the welcome address.

The winning entries for various categories are as follows:

Green category (Age group: 5 – 8 years)— Shivani Acharya, St. Aloysius UPS, Urwa (I), Nidisha Kava, BGS Education Centre, Kavoor (II) and Varsha H, Government Upper Primary School, Kuthkunja (III)

White category (Age group: 9 – 12 years)—  Kedar Prabhu, SDM English Medium High School, Ujire (I), Laxmiprasad Achar, Government Upper Primary School, Bannuru (II) and Anvesha Jain, DJEM Upper Primary School, Moodabidri (III).

Blue category (Age group: 13 – 16 years)—Vaibhav Shenoy, Canara Composite High School, Dongerkery (I), Manishma Manoj, Infant Jesus Joyland High School, Bolar (II) and Shubham Varnekar, St. Aloysius High School, Kodialbail (III).

Red category (Age group: 11 – 18 years)— Ramesh, Mangala Jyothi Integrated School (I), Abhishek, Mangala Jyothi Integrated School (II) and Mohammad Ashif, Christ Raj Navachetan Special School (III)

Yellow category (Age group: 5 – 10 years)—Joyus Periera, St. Agnes Special School (I), Harsha, Chetna Special School (II) and Sushant, Christ Raj Navachetan Special School (III).

The winners of the painting competition were awarded cash prizes of Rs 5,000 for the first prize, Rs 3,000 for the second prize, and Rs 2,000 for third prize respectively. The winning entries will be submitted to the National Painting Competition to be organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare.

The winners of the National Competition will be eligible to receive scholarship per month on year to year basis till the child attains the age of 18 years or completes Class XII, whichever is earlier during the schooling years. Scholarship will be given to only those winners whose family income does not exceed Rs 5,000 per month.

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