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MOMENT: Winners of `The Hindu Young World Painting Competition' with H.N. Suresh, Director (Programme and Projects), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, in Bangalore on Saturday. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
MOMENT: Winners of `The Hindu Young World Painting Competition' with H.N. Suresh, Director (Programme and Projects), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, in Bangalore on Saturday. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

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Budding artists draw appreciation from one and all atThe HinduYoung World painting competition

BANGALORE: The imagination and creativity of the participants came to the fore at `The Hindu Young World on-the-spot Painting Competition 2006' here on Saturday. The creations of the budding artists drew appreciation from judges and made their job of choosing the winners a bit difficult. In the end, what differentiated the winners and losers was the ability to think differently.

The jury - Pradeep P., Nanaiah C.R. and Sunoj D. also looked for the observation skills of the participants.

"A scene at the bus stop" or "Save the tree campaign at your school" was the topic for seniors, while it was "Playing with friends" or "Your favourite animal at the zoo" was the subject for the juniors.

Ashrith V. of Sri Aurobindo Vidya Mandir, Mahalakshmipuram, walked away with the first prize in junior category. He received a cash prize of Rs. 1,250, a certificate and gift hamper from Lotte. Pooja S. Kanade of MKET School, Harihar, came second and was given a cash prize of Rs. 1,000, a certificate and gift hamper, while Swathi S.P. of Balabharati School, Bellary, took the third prize and received a cash prize of Rs. 750, a certificate and gift hamper.

In the senior category, Sughosh S. Neergundh of S. Cadambi Vidya Kendra, Basaveshwaranagar, took the first prize. He was given a cash prize of Rs. 1,250, a certificate and gift hamper from Lotte. Punit J. Hiremath of Jyothi Kendriya Vidyalaya, Yelachenahalli, came second and received a cash prize of Rs. 1,000, a certificate and gift hamper, while Neha Adiga of Carmel Convent High School, Jayanagar took the third prize, and was given a cash prize of Rs. 750, a certificate and gift hamper.

H.N. Suresh, Director (Programme and Projects), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, was the chief guest at the prize distribution function. He said people vividly remembered the accolades received during childhood. "Though I have won many academy awards, I still remember the prizes I won when I was in school and college.

Encouragement given at that age remains with a person forever and I think The Hindu is doing a commendable job in recognising the talent of budding artists," he said. N. Rajashekar, Regional General Manager of The Hindu, Bangalore, welcomed the gathering. He said that among more than 3,000 entries received about 450 students were selected for the finals.

Children from Kanakapura, Bellary, Harihar, Kolar and many other places participated in the competition.

Consolation prize winners

Junior Category: Brunda B.A., Maruthi Vidya Kendra, Tumkur; Manasa Vinodkumar, National Public School, Rajajinagar; M. Nitesh, Delhi Public School (South); Suresh, Maria Niketan School; V.P. Vinay, MKET School, Harihar; A.J.S. Lakshmishree, Bethesda School; M. Bhanushree, Carmel School, Padmanabhanagar.

Senior Category: Preeti M. Shet, Srividya Mandir, Malleswaram; M. Bhuvana Rani, Adithya English School, R.T. Nagar; Rashmi. S. , Bangalore Higher Secondary School, R.V. Road; Raju C., Gnanatheja School, Mathikere; Akshatha N. Hegde, Jyothi Kendriya Vidyalaya, Yelachenahalli; Varsha S., Prasiddhi School, Vasanthnagar; Siri N. S., Carmel School, Padmanabhanagar.

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