For the little artists who won the Young World painting competition
TIRUCHI: For the senior and junior level winners in `The Hindu Young World Painting Competition - 2006,' painting has been more than a hobby.
Interestingly, their excitement was not that overwhelming. Their countenance conveyed the extent of preparation that had gone into winning the coveted prizes.
The winner in the senior level, M. Nithila Nethran, a Standard VIII student of Little Angel's English Higher Secondary School, Karur, acquired the talent by instinct. The finer nuances of paintings that he has been learning from his grandfather, M. Viswabharathi, stood him in good stead. He is confident that with rigorous practice, any competition would be cakewalk.
K. Sushma Sri, a Standard VII student of Jawahar Higher Secondary School, Neyveli, winner in the Junior level had a reason to feel relieved over achieving her year-long objective.
In the competition held in 2004, she won a consolation prize and last year, she was second.
For a full year, she had set her mind on the top slot, also because this year's competition provided her the last opportunity to participate in the Junior category. From next year onwards, she will have to rub shoulders with seniors.