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YOUNG TALENTS: Winners of The Hindu-Young World Painting Competition 2006 with writer K.P. Ramanunni in Kozhikode on Saturday. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup
YOUNG TALENTS: Winners of The Hindu-Young World Painting Competition 2006 with writer K.P. Ramanunni in Kozhikode on Saturday. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

Staff Reporter

Good response to Young World contest

KOZHIKODE: The Snehanjali Auditorium here turned into a venue for budding painters who delved into the world of colours to paint the finest moments possible on the canvas for The Hindu-Young World Painting Competition 2006 on Saturday. In all, 309 students participated in the competition.

The paintings also depicted the young minds at work, coming out with minute details and weaving those details beautifully into the picture. Suparna S. Nair, a ninth standard student of Presentation HSS, Chevayur, walked away with the first prize in the senior category (students of classes VIII to X) for the theme, `A scene at a bus stop'. She painted two schoolchildren in uniform waiting along with an old woman, a lady and an executive at the bus shelter while a boy outside the bus shelter puts out his hand in order to stop a bus.

`Save the tree campaign at your school,' one of the two topics for senior category were attempted by very few. However, Athira S. Ashok, a ninth standard student of Sacred Heart GHS, Thalassery, painted a lady teacher instructing her students on how to plant trees on school premises which won the second prize in that category. A boy playfully swinging on a tree branch in Athira's painting also makes an interesting watch.

Muhammed Shihas M.P., a tenth standard student of GVHSS Meenchanda, included a beggar in a bus shelter which had attached roof in his painting which was selected for the third prize. The consolation prizes went to Rohith P. of Silver Hills HSS, Paroppady; Leeja T.V. of St. Mary's Girls HS, Payyannur; Namitha R. of Providence Girls HSS; Vijith K.V. of Ganapath Boys HS, Chalappuram; Athulya Arun Prakash of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kakkad in Kannur; Sreedevi Krishnan of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, East Hill and Sarthaj A.K. of Jamia Salafia English School at Malappuram.

Themes for juniors

The themes `Playing with friends' or `Your favourite animal at the zoo' in the junior category (students of IV to VII standards) had some interesting and some funny pictures.

Amal Prabhakar, a sixth standard student of Poyilkavu UP School, Koyilandy, was placed in the first position for his painting of a boy tied with a blue ribbon to cover his eyes trying to catch his friends in the game of hide and seek. The painting was full of minute details and a play with colours. For Selva Sidiq N., a seventh standard student of St. Paul's EMHSS, Kohinoorin Malappuram `Playing with friends' theme evoked images of girls picking up fruits from a tree and the fun associated with it like sitting on the tree branch and the like. Her painting was adjudged second best in the category. Sidharth S., a seventh standard student of Silver Hills Public School, Paroppady, walked away with the third prize for his depicting of a beach where children were playing and a familiar sight of an ice-cream seller in the background.

The consolation prizes went to Amal T. Jose of Devagiri CMI Public School, Kozhikode; Shilpa Thilar of SKMJHSS, Kalpetta North; Shabeer K.M.B. of Kendriya Vidyalaya Up Hill Malappuram; Ashwin Sivasankar of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ottapalam; Sooraj T.M. of Bhavans, Chevayur; Maya Murali of Presentation HSS, Kozhikode and Sana Hameed of St. Joseph's Anglo Indian Girls, Kozhikode.

Lotte BooProo is presenting the competition in 14 centres across the country. The regional sponsors is Sunfeast Biscuits.

K.P. Ramanunni, writer, who was the chief guest on the occasion, distributed the prizes. Mr. Ramanunni said though painting was an ancient art it could depict modern life. He urged the students to nourish their talent for painting.

K. Sudheesh and Sindhu Manoj, arts teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Kozhikode, and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chevayur, respectively were the judges.

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