Mysore, Feb. 28 (KCU&KK)- Over 600 children studying in 1st to 10th standard in about 50 schools of city participated in a painting competition organised by Universal Academy at Cheluvamba Park here today.

The event was organised in memory of late artistes C. Ashwath, Vishnuvardhan, K.S. Ashwath and Chindodi Leela.

Most of the children preferred environmental protection and landscapes as themes for painting but a few also chose portrait of Vishnu. Natural calamity also figured among the choices.

The competition was organised in four categories depending on the class of study. Each category carries three prizes and 5 consolation prizes which will be announced next month and awarded during the summer camp to be organised by the Academy in May, according to President Prakash.

Painting contest

Litterateur C.P. Krishnakumar launched the event and paid floral tributes to the portraits of the late artistes. Addressing the participants, he observed that the minds of today's children stood highly puzzled and a bit contaminated too. "Art, being a granary of several values, can bring in immense changes in the minds of the youth," he added.

Academy Secretary Hem-alatha and Pinto were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore