Commissioner of Income Tax asks students to practise every day

A sense of symmetry, a poet's imagination, an innovative streak, a dash of ingenuity and loads of passion are sure-fire recipe for a good painter, according to K. Ajay Kumar, Commissioner of Income Tax, Vijayawada.

Addressing participants of The Hindu Young World Painting Competition 2010, at V.P. Siddhartha Public School on Sunday, Mr. Ajay Kumar doled out tips to the young ones on honing their painting skills. “Observe things around you carefully. Unless you study human nature, you cannot be a good painter. A small painting work speaks big things. Practice every single day and invest your emotions in your piece of work,” he said.

Citing world famous celebrity painters like Michael Angelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Indian painters Raja Ravi Varma and Amrita Sher-Gil, he said each one had his or her unique sense of creativity. He said students must not waste time in staying glued to TV or cell phone and instead hone their creative skills.

C.V. Ramanaiah, Principal of V.P. Siddhartha Public School, said images created by children depicted their thinking skills and such events helped boost their confidence level.

Cash prizes

Winners were given attractive cash prizes.Among juniors, Vijay Navik of JDAV Public School, Jaggayyapet, bagged first prize (Rs. 3,000 and a certificate), B. Samrudha David of Ravindra Bharathi Public School, Maruthinagar, Vijaywada got second prize (Rs.2,000 and a certificate) and Mayank Murari of Sri Satya Sai Gurukulam, Rajahmundry came third (Rs.1,000 and certificate)

Among seniors, K. Sathwika of St. John's Public School, Gunadala, came first (Rs. 5,000), Aditi Ambsta of KCP Siddhartha Adarsh Residential Public School, Vijayawada got second prize (Rs. 3,000) and A. Meghana of Gowtham International School, Vijayawada, came third (Rs. 2,000).

Seven consolation prizes (cash awards of Rs. 500) were also given to each of the two categories. Among the juniors were K. Sidhika of St. John's Public School, Vijayawada, Jaswanth of Atomic Energy Central School, Aswapuram, P. Pranavi of VPS Public School, Vijayawada, K. Basantharun of NSM Public School, Vijayawada, G. Manikanta Kalyan of Viswa bharathi IIT Olympiad, Gudivada, Pratik Ghosh of KCP Siddhartha Adarsh Residential Public School, Vijayawada and V. Manasa of Indian Springs, Vijayawada.

Winners of consolation prizes among seniors were Ch. Tejasvi of VPS Public School, Vijayawada, Sagar Dabherao of Atomic Energy Central School, Aswapuram, A. Rajesh of ZP High School, Penamaluru, T. Sangeetha of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Nallapadu in Guntur district, K. Karthik of NSM Public School, Vijayawada, Soumitra Dutta of KCP Siddhartha Adarsh Residential Public School, Vijayawada and Rahul Kumar Varma of Sri Satya Sai Gurukulam, Rajahmundry.

K. Srinivasan, manager (corporate relations) of Chennai-based Miot Hospitals, the national sponsor of the event and K. Chandrasekaran, Regional General Manager of The Hindu, Vijayawada edition also spoke while V.V. Raja Rao, regional manager (Circulation), The Hindu, Vijayawada, presided over the meeting.

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