Indore: Painting their dreams and imaginations, schoolchildren brought magic to white sheets at the annual painting competition, organised jointly by Free Press and DHL Infrabulls International, here on the Free Press premises on Sunday.

With world as canvas, around 4,000 schoolchildren arrived at the venue as early as 9:30 am carrying variety of colours, crayons, pencils and brushes to paint a new view of the world at the extravaganza. Their motive was to paint their inspiring ideas about development of the city with perfection.

The competition was organised for students of class I to XII. It was held in three categories: Group A for class I to III, Group B for class IV to VII and Group C for class VIII to XII students. Group A participants were given sheets with a picture of girl sitting in park to colour. Group B students were asked to choose theme of the painting from ‘Sunrise View’, ‘Kite flying on Makar Sankranti’ and ‘At the Fair’.

Senior students in Group C were allotted ‘Army men guarding border’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Global Warming’ as the themes to choose from for painting their picture.

Participants gave a preview of art in future, which looked brighter, articulate and stunningly impressive. They portrayed emotions of army man’s family and their sacrifice. The proficient use of colour and design was indeed commendable, said the judges. Best three paintings in each group were awarded prizes. Besides winners, 10 consolation prizes were also given away to the promising participants.


Group B: Arushi Agrawal of The Emerald Height International School bagged first place while second place went to Rashi Puraiya from St Joseph School. Swarnim Kabra from Ekayanaa School bagged third place

Group B: Tanisha Bhojwani from Shishukunj International School was declared winner. Arushi Shukla from Atomic Energy Central School came second. Third place was awarded to Manya Gupta from Podar International School

Group C: Dipankar Kumar Singh from Army Public School, Mhow won the competition. Divyansh Sharma from St Paul HS School came second. Third place was bagged by Sanjana Jain from St Norbert SS School

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