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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State School IT fest tested the talent of students in creating art with the use of computers.

Artists at work:At the State School IT fest.Photo: Special Arrangement
Artists at work:At the State School IT fest.Photo: Special Arrangement

At the State School IT fest which concluded recently, students from across the State displayed their skills in the digital painting competition conducted for the high school and higher secondary sections.

Graphic art

While the theme for high school was “football”, the students of higher secondary section had to digitally paint their idea of the “Year 2050”. The students had completed the work in a time limit of one hour with effective use of graphic tools and open source software such as GIMP and x-paint.

According to one of the judges of the competition, Ajay Kumar, the work of the students was of high standard and was getting better each passing year.

For society

A number of IT projects that had relevance to the present social scenario and developments in the society were presented as part of the IT project competition. E-waste management, protection of wheat cultivated lands, forest conservation, and environmental pollution were some of the topics presented by the students.

“We were able to convince the Panchayat authorities about the need to initiate awareness programmes for e-waste management. We aim to spread the message to other panchayats too,” said T.S.Swaroop, who had presented a project on the e-waste problem at Kodakara in Ernakulum.

While the competitive spirit soared with students performing their best in the various IT competitions such as multimedia presentation and web design, the team from Ernakulam had managed, in the short interval, to relax and check out the sprawling campus of the Technopark before their Quiz competition.

“We don't have enough time to see the place, which is India's largest IT Park. We would have loved to have an informal session with the people working here to get to know more about the IT field,” said Vishnu of the team.


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