Big ideas from small hands

Big ideas from small hands

Big ideas from small hands

Students from across 30 schools in the City participated in the Dikhao Apna Magic craft contest held at Koramangala Indoor Stadium recently.

The children were from all age groups. They had the desire to showcase their best and the determination to be on the top.

“In this age of technology, children are losing interest in art and craft. People are moving away from creativity and this is one of the main reasons why we have held this contest. The children have been divided into three sections —  junior, sub-junior and middle school. They will be judged in each category. This is the finale and we have had the best three from each school,” said D S Sachdeva, vice-chairman of consumer and office business of 3MIndia.

The children were given a live demonstration of the piece that they had to create by Rob, the TV anchor of M.A.D fame.

The hall was full of beautiful and colourful creations. It was difficult to believe that children as young as six could be so creative. The preliminary rounds of the competition were held for a week in different schools and the grand finale was held on Sunday.

Some of the showpieces created by the children reflected their thoughts and desires. Schools like Rashtriya Military School, St. Joseph’s School, Vinayaka High School participated in the competition.

A rocket made with ‘post it’ notes by a ten-year-old was a portrayal of the ambitions of a child. Intricately folded into halves and stuck together into a big model of a rocket, it was a brilliant piece of work.

A turtle made with stamps of different colours was again a beautiful piece.  Some very interesting pieces like a light combat vehicle made by a student from Rashtriya Military School was amazing. Made with paper, polystyrene and magic tapes, it was an interesting depiction of his ambitions.

“I watch the show regularly on television and I am thrilled to participate in the
competition. I make a lot of showpieces at home and I hope I win the first prize,” said six-year-old Anubhav, who was a participant.

Many exhibits also had a hidden messages left for the audience to interpret. ‘My Green Home’ was one such piece.

It was made by Ashna Francis. The small township with snow-capped mountains, a lot of greenery and a little cottage, showcased the creativity of the student.