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An artist on the go: Akhil with a smile of success

An artist on the go: Akhil with a smile of success  

MANGALORE

Akhil P., a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya Number 2, Mangalore, does not go home empty handed from any painting competition.

He usually figures in the top three places in painting competitions that he participates in and more often than not, ends up in the first place.

Even a casual glance at his list of achievements during 2004-05 leaves one awestruck.

Akhil has bagged the first place in five out of the nine events he participated during the year, a couple of second places and one third place along with a consolation prize.

A crowning moment for Akhil came when his painting in a competition conducted by GETIT Yellow Pages recently not only got the first place, but was also selected to go on the cover of Yellow Pages issued with the telephone directory of D.K Telecom District. The painting depicts the Boothada Kola, a ritualistic form of worship in these parts.

Dr. Krishnamoorthy, the principal of his school said that Akhil has won about 75 awards at various levels to date.

Given his propensity to win prizes, his parents may soon have to buy a new cupboard.

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