India’s biggest drawing contest today

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 16 December 2018

‘Sakal Chitrakala Spardha,’ which will be held on Sunday, December 16, is providing an opportunity to the students from several schools including Tribal and Special Schools all over Maharashtra and Goa to showcase their talent.

PUNE: Drawing a picture using shapes, lines and colour as well as using your imagination is a skill.

‘Sakal Chitrakala Spardha,’ which will be held on Sunday, December 16, is providing an opportunity to the students from several schools including Tribal and Special Schools all over Maharashtra and Goa to showcase their talent. Almost 2,000 centres in Maharashtra and Goa are participating in this event. Centres in big cities, as well as villages, are ready to welcome the child artists. More than one million students have participated in this event in the last 33 years.

This is the 33rd year of the initiative started by ‘Sakal’ to infuse creativity amongst the younger generation. Activities that bring change in society through public participation are significant for ‘Sakal’. On the central theme ‘Children are our future’, ‘Sakal’ publishes ‘Sakal NIE’ and ‘Sakal Youngbuzz’ and also conducts many activities. ‘Sakal Chitrakala Spardha’ is one of the activities, which bridges three generations together.

The competition is for students from Class I to X. Students from class I and II are placed in ‘Group A’, Class III and IV students are placed in ‘Group B’, Class V to VII in ‘Group C’ and Class VIII to X in ‘Group D’.

Children who have not registered in the school can give their names at the centre on the day of the event.

There is no entry fee for participation. The timings for Group A and B are 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. Group C and D are scheduled from 9 am to 10.30 am.

Drawing papers will be provided by ‘Sakal’. The students are only supposed to bring their art material with them. The winning pictures will be displayed in an exhibition. 

The event title is sponsored by ‘Z. F. India Pvt. Ltd.’ Indian Oil is the corporate partner and Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-op Society, as well as Srajan College of Design, are the co-sponsors.

RULES
- Participants can use black/coloured pencils, crayons, acrylic colours, sketch pens, etc.
- Note the size
- While drawing a picture, please pay attention to gestures, proportion, synchronisation and structure
- Complete the drawing within the time allotted.
- The picture should be original and not an imitation.

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