300 child artists exhibit their creativity

300 child artists exhibit their creativityParticipants showcasing their painting skills at the competition held at Hawa Mahal in Visakhapatnam on Sunday
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Filling the canvas with thought-provoking themes, nimble hands get down to work in tandem to exhibit their expertise on Sunday.

Visakhapatnam: Filling the canvas with thought-provoking themes, nimble hands get down to work in tandem to exhibit their expertise on Sunday. The painting competition held at Hawa Mahal, Beach Road provided a platform to about 300 children from Classes I to X to bring out their themes, settling for a quiet corner.

Armed with sketches, colour pencils and water colours, among other media, participants focussed on themes such as saving the planet, pollution and highlighting the flora and fauna of the ecosystem on plain sheets.

Organised by art connoisseur Mayank Kumari Deo and representatives of Kalinga Odia Academy, the event was held to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Maharaja Vikram Dev Verma of Jeypore, who was a great patron of art and literature.

Mayank Kumari Deo gave away certificates to the participants. Prizes will be given to the winners on June 28 as part of the Maharaja Vikram Dev Verma's birth anniversary celebrations. This apart, sand art, walkathon and symposium will be organised during the birth anniversary celebrations. Academy founder secretary S N Behera and artist Anwesh coordinated the event.

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