Coimbatore students display their works of art with water as theme

Each and every photograph, painting and sketch had the component of water in it – as an ocean, sea, river, stream, waterfall, puddle, or a dew drop. All these were the creations of school and college students, displayed at the exhibition organised by Karunya School of Media in Coimbatore on Thursday.

The expo, with water as the theme, brought out the glory of one of the five elements of nature and also sent a strong message that its conservation was important for that glory to last.

There were 259 painting entries from 17 schools, 59 poster and photograph entries from colleges.

The creations of students from Karunya also found a place of pride.

Many students with parents in tow were seen viewing the display at the expo.

The day-long expo also had on-the-spot painting competitions, games, and other activities to entertain the school children who visited the expo.

Earlier, inaugurating the expo, Commodore Amar Singh Baghel, Commanding Officer, INS Agrani, Indian Navy, urged students to be aware of the depleting resources.

“Earth is called blue planet because it is 75 per cent water. But, only 1.7 per cent of it is potable water and even that too is depleting. Whatever there is, it is getting polluted. There are people dying of waterborne diseases everyday. We have to be conscious about conserving water so that we are able to leave behind a healthy planet for our next generation,” Commodore Baghel said.

Paul P. Appasamy, Vice-Chancellor of Karunya University, said the attempt was to make school children aware of the opportunities that they make use if they had creativity in them.

He explained about the Electronics and Media Technology, and five-year integrated visual communication, courses offered by the School of Media.

Winners in each category were given prizes by Praveen Padmanabhan, Supervising Producer of Free Mantle, Chennai.

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