Pune: ‘Draw, Paint, Sketch, or Doodle, Let your imagination lead the way’. Sakal Drawing Competition, which promises to give wings to your imagination, is just two days away and those who want to participate, can do so by registering at the nearest centre on Sunday (December 17).
So far, the competition has received tremendous response from the students. The competition will be held simultaneously at 2,000 schools from Maharashtra and Goa. For the first time this year, students from other states and countries will be participating online.
This year over 60 ashram schools and more than 50 schools for special children will be participating in this event, which is celebrating its 32nd year. Sakal Media Group has always believed that a change in the society can be achieved through people’s participation. Sakal runs various initiatives for children including Sakal NIE and Sakal Young Buzz. The drawing competition is part of these initiatives to give creative wings to the imagination of the young students.
The participants will have to carry their own colour boxes, while Sakal will provide them with the drawing papers. Similarly, the name and timings of the centres will be published in the paper from time to time. The competition is powered by LuvIt Chocolates, LIC while associate sponsors are Sri Chaitanya Techno School, Jingle Toons, Eye Care Partner is India’s Leading Opticians Gangar Eyenation, environment partner is Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and corporate partner for this competition is Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
Those students who want to participate, but yet have not registered can log on to chitrakala.esakal.com for registration. The results of the competition will be declared in January 2018. Following the results, an exhibition of the paintings of state level and Pune divisional level winners will be held in Pune along with the prize distribution.
The prize money
The state-level winners from each group will receive the first prize of Rs 2,500, second prize of Rs 2,000 and third prize of Rs 1,500. While five consolation prizes of Rs 1,000 each will be distributed. Winners at the divisional level will receive the first prize of Rs 1,000, second of Rs 750 and third of Rs 500 each and five consolation prize of Rs 250 each.
The winners from the centre level will receive a cash prize of Rs 100 while Rs 75 and Rs 50 for second and third prize respectively while certificates will be given to five participants as consolation prize. Special children too can participate in the competition.