Punjab’s first ever art festival, the Punjab Art Initiative started its concluding week with an art competition for children of the Tricity area. It saw over 450 students from the Tricity area of Chandigarh, Mohali & Panchkula participate in the VR Punjab – ‘Artfile’ inter school art competition at the VR Punjab Amphitheatre. The theme for the art contest was ‘Helping Others’, a conscious effort to sensitise children and encourage them to develop empathy.
“The theme and the Children Art Competition was truly a fun way of ‘Connecting Communities’ with art amongst our most important VIPs – children and we hope to see more of these master artists in the making at VR Punjab” said Jonathan Yach, Director Operations, Virtuous Retail.
The contest was run for 3 age groups – Below 8years, 8-12 years and 12 &16 yrs. Each group had a gold, silver and bronze winner as well as runner up medalists. Prizes were awarded to 24 children who went home happy with their winner’s haul of medals. Each child also received a Participation certificate along with their Art supply kit. Judges included Anand Shende, Rajender Kumar, Pramod Arya, Vandana Shukla, Prof. Jagtej & Neepa Sharma who worked hard to judge the 473 entries.
The running trophy was a tie won by St Kabir School, Chandigarh & St. Josephs Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh.