NewZNew (Chandigarh – Kulbir Singh Kalsi) : Today, the week long campaign of Yuvsatta to promote Rock Garden culminated with an Inter-School Painting Contest in which over 250 students of 30 prominent Schools of the tricity participated. This was jointly organized by Yuvsatta, Department of Tourism, NZCC & Nek Chand Art Gallery. And Kashish Mittal, Director, Tourism was the Chief Guest and Savita Bhati-renwened theatre artist presided over the event.
The participating young students created beautiful paintings inspired and on theme of Rock garden and for judgement eminent artists like Romesh Malhotra and Sandeep Joshi were called, who decided on five best paintings who later were honoured with sets of books of Mahatma Gandhi.
And the winners were Suman Kashyap of Stepping Stone’s Sr. Sec. School, Sector 37D, Chandigarh, Pratham of KB DAV Sr. Sec. Public School, Sector 7B, Chandigarh, Shivani Dimri of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, Aryan Sood of The Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchkula & Sanchi of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula,
Addressing and encouraging the students later Kashish Mittal said that one of the most unique and spectacular attractions in Chandigarh is the Rock Garden. It is a classic example of innovation and recycling at its best. Set amidst waterfalls, plazas and various sculptures, the sight is something that the world has never seen before. And what makes this garden so impressive is the fact that everything in the garden is created from industrial and home waste and items that have been discarded. And it’s now a duty of all of us to maintain it for present and future generations.
Savita Bhatti added that the Rock Garden has become almost a heritage site. Artists and connoisseurs from all over the world flock to see this unique and amazing creation. The Concept is daring, the appeal perennial. Visitors leave in admiration, only to return again.
On the occasion students of Gurukul Global School, Chandigarh also presented Shri Nek Chand with B’ day greeting cards.
In the end thanking Schools of the tricity for their wonderful participation, Pramod Sharma, Coordinator, Yuvsatta shared that they feel honoured to be part of such an initiative campaign to promote the heritage of Chandigarh for the world & celebrate the 90th B’day of living legend Padma Shri Nek Chand with fun & fervour.