The district unit of Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage will conduct an essay and painting competition on January 6 at Scott Christian Higher Secondary School in Nagercoil. The topic for the essay / painting is ‘My Living Icon.’ The participants are requested to write the essay in less than 750 words.

According to the convener of INTACH, R.S.Lal Mohan, the topic referred to those who had contributed significantly to their field of work including crafts, performing arts, literature, and also contributed to the history of the city, its natural environment or its monument preservation. Those who wanted to participate in the essay competition should write on the topic on A4 size paper. Those who wished to participate in the painting competition should paint a picture on the topic – ‘My Living Icon and his contribution’ on A3 art paper.

Hesaid the competition will be held in the Central place where all the participants will be assembled. The writing and the painting papers would be provided. The participants should bring their own pens, colour pencils, paints etc. Each school may send 10 students (5 for essay and 5 for painting) from classes 6 to 9th standards.