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Budding artists show their skills at painting competition

Winners (from left) juniors category D.Amal (third place), S.V. Janani, (second place) and K. Kavyashree, (first place) and seniors category P.L. Dhanalakshmi (first place), R. Hari Dev (second place) and M. Ragul, (third place) of the The Hindu Young World Painting Competition

Winners (from left) juniors category D.Amal (third place), S.V. Janani, (second place) and K. Kavyashree, (first place) and seniors category P.L. Dhanalakshmi (first place), R. Hari Dev (second place) and M. Ragul, (third place) of the The Hindu Young World Painting Competition   | Photo Credit: M. VEDHAN

Of 2,200 paintings received from across schools in the city, 500 entries were selected

SBOA School and Junior College was transformed into a platform for young artists to show off their artistic skills on Saturday.

Of the 2,200 paintings received from across schools in the city, 500 entries were selected (250 from the junior and senior categories).

The topics for juniors included ‘Tree plantation in my school’, ‘Waste segregation in my house’, and ‘Park with gym in my area’, while topics for seniors included ‘Roof gardening in my house’ and ‘Plogging and home composting’.

M. Mani, art teacher from Vedanta Academy, Vanagaram and P. Veeravasanth, a self-taught artist, judged the event. “Today's generation gives immense importance to art, and it is heartening to see their enthusiasm. Though young, the children are extremely concept-oriented and have a clear understanding of colour mixing. This is an age where kids are barely able to handle a brush. Yet, the youngsters here seemed to be at ease with it,” said Mr. Mani.

Mr. Veeravasanth added, “It is to the children’s credit that they have a strong grasp of the concepts given and have expressed themselves colourfully. Their vivid imagination, coupled with their knowledge of colouring, is remarkable.”

The chief guests were Ebinizer, branch manager, Club Oxygen Resorts, and Jinesh, brand manager, Amrutanjan. Officials from the Avadi Corporation represented Avadi Corporation Commisioner N. Ravichandran.

In the juniors’ category, K. Kavyashree, of class 6 from SBOA School and Junior College bagged the first place, followed by S.V. Janani, also of class 6, from Sri Vimala Vidyalaya, and D. Amal, a class 4 student of MMH School.

In the seniors’ category, P.L Dhanalakshmi of class 8 from Springfield Matriculation Higher Secondary School stood first.

Haridev R. of class 9 from KVS,AFS, Avadi, bagged the second prize, followed by M. Ragul of class 8 from Dr. Vimala Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Seven consolation prizes each were awarded to students from both the categories

The title sponsor was the Avadi Municipality Corporation. The regional sponsor was HP and the other partners included Fruitnik, SBOA School and Junior College and Club Oxygen.

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