Children's Day: Celebrating Winners of Daijiworld Weekly Drawing Contest
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (PS/CN)
Mangalore, Nov 14: Come Children's Day, and it is time to celebrate the most precious gift to the world. It is time to celebrate the talents of the little ones, celebrate the joy and love they spread by their mere presence.
To mark their special day, Daijiworld Weekly held a drawing contest on Sunday November 6 to bring forth the artistic talents among school children across the city. The contest received overwhelming response, and the judges had a tough time choosing the best among the best.
On the occasion of Children's Day, we bring you more about the winners of the contest, in celebration of their wonderful achievement.
Shubham Vernekar: A student of 9th standard in St Aloysius School, Shubham says that he was attracted to drawing at the age of 5. His mother Shobha is a good artist and does drawings at home. This attracted Shubham to drawing. His father Ramesh Vernekar is a government employee and supports him, he says. Though his ambition is to become an IAS officer, Shubham says his passion for drawing will continue with him. He said that his school’s drawing teacher John Chandran is very supportive. He also attends drawing classes at Kalabharathi School of Arts.
Mangala Nayak: A student of 10th standard in Canara High School, Mangala attends drawing classes at L K Shevgoor School of Arts, Car Street. She has also participated in the South India level drawing competition at Deepa Comforts in which she bagged the sole consolation prize. She has also taken part in many state level competitions. Mangala bagged a prize in ‘Anche Kuncha’ competition in 2010 and 2009, she got the second prize in the same contest. She says that her parents are very supportive and they love her drawings. Animals are what come to mind first when she thinks of drawing something.
Akshay Raj: A student 10th standard, Akshay says his father was his first drawing teacher as he started drawing when he was in kindergarten. He does all types of paintings including acrylic and oil. He bagged the first prize in the Google national competition held in Mumbai last year. In the state level competition ‘D Cube’ held at St Aloysius College, Mangalore, last year, he bagged the first prize. He also took part in the district level competition organized in Dharwad by Kannada and Culture Department. Akshay started participating in competitions when he was studying in the 5th standard. He wants to be an architect.
Supriya Bhat: A student of 7thstandard in St Theresa’s School, Supriya has a passion for drawing. She has participated in the All India Drawing and Handwriting competition organized by All India Citizens’ Development Centre at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, in October 2010 and also bagged the ‘Kala Rathna’ award. She says her ‘guru’ Vishnu of Shevgoor School of Arts has always been her guide. Supriya wants to be a designer.
Prajwal B: A student of 7th standard in Canara Boys High School, Prajwal was attracted to drawing at an early his age- when he was studying in 2nd standard. He had also bagged the 2ndprize at a competition when he was studying in Canara Primary School. His teacher Manoranjini supported him a lot at Kalabharathi School of Arts, Bejai. Prajwal recalls that teachers used to point out his mistakes and that is how he improved his drawing skills. He has many awards to his credit like the state level ‘Chiguru Kala’ award in 2008. He wants to be a software engineer and an artist in future.
Shreeraksha: A student of 6th standard at Canara Girls High School, Shreeraksha started drawing classes in UKG. She proudly says that she has already attended more than 500 competitions. Manoranjani teacher at Kalabharathi School of Arts is her ‘guru’. She has also bagged the first prize in a national drawing competition on the theme ‘Save the Tiger’ organized by the postal department which was held in New Delhi in February 2011. President Prathibha Patil handed over the prize to her. On November 14, 2011, her drawing which has been chosen for a stamp will be released in a programme to be jointly organized by Philatelic Society of India and the postal department. Shreeraksha wants to be an artist.