Staff Reporter

Good response toThe HinduYoung World competition

HYDERABAD: The annual painting competition organised by The Hindu Young World, saw 450 children from schools across Andhra Pradesh coming out with their colourful creations here on Sunday.

The junior section comprised students from class four to seven while the senior category comprised students from class eight to ten. While children in the junior category had a choice between their `favourite animal at zoo' and `playing with friends' to paint, seniors were asked to choose between a `scene at bus stop' and `save the tree campaign' at school.

As the imagination ran wild, the entire animal kingdom came alive on the canvases. On the other hand, there were children frolicking in the fields, some playing the merry-go-around and even badminton!

In the senior category too, kids represented their `save the tree' campaign with images of kids planting saplings. The morning rush-hour scenes at bus stops complete with frenzied people scampering around were also captured in detail.

Prize winners

Finally, Dharminder Hansda of AFS Begumpet, J. Vishal of Rishi Higher Secondary School, Warangal and A.V. Mahati of Pallavi Vidyaniketan, Nacharam, won first, second and third prizes respectively in the junior category.

In the senior category, V. Sai Pavan Kumar of Geeta High School, Temple Alwal, won the first prize. B. Sailesh and Susree Roy of Kendriya Vidyalaya AFS, Begumpet, stood second and third respectively. Seven consolation prizes in each category were also awarded.

Winners in first, second and third category were awarded cash prizes worth Rs. 1,250, Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 750 respectively.

Consolation prizes were worth Rs. 200 each.