Over 250 children participated in drawing and painting competition organised by Sant Nirakari Mandal

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NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Sant Nirakari Mandal organised a drawing and painting competition at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan Sector 30-A today. The competition was inaugurated by Dr. B.S. Cheema Ji, Zonal Incharge, Chandigarh in the presence of Sh. Mohinder Singh Ji, Sanyojak, and Sh. Jai Gopal Ji Chandigarh. Over 250 children from Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula participated in the competition which is organised under the guidance of Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj.

The competition was organised for the age groups 7 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years and 14 to 17 years on the themes-World without walls, a village scene, cleanliness drive, the best day of my life, teachings of Nirankari Mission, Samagam Sewa. The themes of the competition were designed keeping the varied age groups in mind, and also the subject matter to suit to various ages. The aim of the drawing and painting competition was to give the budding talents a chance to portray their skill on a wider platform. The aim was also to help the children add on to their confidence and give them an open stage to showcase their caliber.

Zonal Incharge Dr. Cheema Ji, while inaugurating the competition said, “The event is all the more important as it is Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary and events like these help the children understand the significance of important leaders and dates.” Dr. Cheema Ji also motivated the children to understand the spirit of the competition and put optimal concentration to the artwork.

Another important aim of the competition was to create team spirit among the children, and bring in an attribute of gratitude and appreciation for others. It was also meant to inculcate the feeling of healthy competition among children. Apart from just being a painting competition, it acted as an overall growth and learning experience for the children, who were excited about it. There was spirit of brotherhood, compassion and cooperation where the children understood that it is not about defeating others and winning that matters, but participation, learning and growing with each other is what is most important today.

The students get similar platforms in school to share their feelings and talents with others, but here it added value to the competition as the themes were chosen with utmost care, and the aim was also to spread the message of healthy competition. Also, the children got a chance to learn the preaching while they incorporated it into their drawings and paintings. The event also helped in propagating the message of oneness, equality and selfless service to humanity.

The shortlisted paintings will be exhibited in the ‘Bal Pradarshini’ representing the Chandigarh region in the Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam to be organised from 14th to 16th November, 2015 in Delhi.