A splash of colour at Young World contest

A large number of children took part in The Hindu The Hindu Young World Painting Competitions held at Sri Rajarajeswari function hall here on Sunday.

Puppala Bapiraju, renowned artist and art teacher, was the chief guest as well as the judge in the competition. He said that painting competitions will not only help children in improving their creative skills, but also help in career in different ways. He said that if the students learn painting in a proper way at a young age they can draw sketches or drawings in engineering, architecture and other streams. He also advised children to take active part in painting competitions.

“If you win a prize in The Hindu Young World competition and even participate, it will be a great honour,” Mr. Bapiraju said.

He said that earlier The Hindu used to conduct such competitions in places like Hyderabad, Vijayawada or Visakhapatnam, but now they are now being conducted in tier-2 cities like Rajamahendravaram.

Mr. Vijayaramaraju, Assistant Manager, Circulation Department, The Hindu, announced the list of winners and thanked sponsors as well as managements, teachers, students from different schools and volunteers from Aditya Degree College who supported the event.

There was two category of winners, seniors from 7, 8 and 9 classes for whom three topics were given namely, My New Year Resolution, Gender Equality and Stargazing. In Junior Category, for students of 4, 5 and 6 classes, the three topics were — Water Sports, Natural Disasters and Shopping with Family.


There were 34 participants in senior and 43 in junior categories and in each category three prizes and seven consolation prizes were given .

Juniors category

R. Sree Nitya (6 Class) from Sri Gowthami Smart School-SGSS, Rajamahendravaram-won first prize, G. Bhuvana Kruthi (6 Class) from Dafne Asiatic School, Rajamahendravaram, won the second prize and G. Pushpa Hawela (5 Class) from SGSS won third prize.

The consolation prizes were won by K. Navya Sree (6 Class)-SGSS, Yogesh Manto (6 Class), Ch. Ratan Tej (6 Class), B. Ramcharan (6 Class), all are from Sri Prakash School, Payaka Raopeta, P. Naveen (5 Class) Sri Prakash School, Tuni and G. Madhu Lakshmi (6 Class) Shirdi Sai School, K. Narayana Swami, (5 Class) Dafne Asiatic School, Rajamahendravaram.

Seniors category

Hiteswar Majhi (9 Class), Sri Prakash School, Payakaraopeta, stood first, Veerisetty Aishswarya (8 Class), St. Anns School, Rajamahendravaram, won second place and third place was won by M. Brundarika (9 Class), Aditya English Medium School, Rajamahendravaram. The consolation prizes were won by Sunny Kumar (7 Class), Hrithik Kumar Sarma (8 Class), Asif Anwar (7 Class), Amar Kumar (8 Class), all are from Sri Prakash School, Payakaraopeta and Kruthi Saripella (7 Class), Trips School, Rajamahendravaram, Vanshika Nilesh Sonekar (7 Class) and J. Jyothi Divyani (8 Class) from Sri Gowthami Smart School, Rajamahendravaram. The event was presented by Thyrocare, with Arrow Publications as the knowledge partner

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