Young artists win accolades

More than 400 children and youths participated in the third edition of the painting and drawing competition organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani in association with Chitrakala Parishath on Sunday.

While the theme was open, majority of the participants painted landscapes. Rajendra Babu Prasad, a member of the jury, said: “It was, indeed, difficult to assess the works, as all were equally good. This year, most of the participants decided to draw on themes related to environmental degradation and global warming,” he said.

Classes in arts and crafts categories, calligraphy, origami and mask-making were conducted at stalls.

Ravi Naik, who travelled from Raichur to take part in the painting competition for the second consecutive year, said: “This time, I drew a landscape of Hampi with water colours. It was wonderful to participate in the painting competition. It’s a perfect platform for talented artists to exhibit their skills on canvas. Last year, I got the third prize, in the adults’ category.”

Winners

The drawing competition was held in three categories: juniors (5–10), seniors (10–15) and adults (15 and above). Under the juniors category, S Keerthana of Prarthana School won the first place; R Rohit of the National Hill View Public School and R Smiksha of the Jalahalli Clung Canteen won the second place; and M R Suchita and G R Shreya Shetty, the third prize. In the senior’s category, Revathy M S of the Vidyaniketan Public School, won the first prize; P J Mridul and S Sukanya Shetty the second prize; and M N Vishnuteertha, K Suketh and Apeksha Pai the third prize.

In the adult’s category, Ravi Naik of the Milton Public School won the first place; N Manu of Christ Junior College the second; and R Harshita, B Kalyani and Vimala S Shetty the third prizes.

Several others were  awarded consolation prizes. R Sridhar, the chief administrative officer of the Chitrakala Parishath and players from the Indian blind cricket team distributed prizes to winners.

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