Underprivileged children shine at painting competition

Over 160 school children took part in a drawing competition organised by the Manjari Ladies Association on the occasion of Children’s Day.

As November 14th was Children’s Day and Nehru’s birthday, the Manjari Ladies Association, which has been organising events for children for many years, wanted to do a special event this year as well. Annapurna Murthy, President of the association came up with the idea of holding a painting competition for underprivileged children.  

Two schools, Marenahalli Government School and Shree Ramachandra Grameena Vidya Vikasa Kendra Trust, were shortlisted for the competition.  Around 160 students, from the two schools took part in the competition. The association also provided the material, colour pencils and drawing paper, for the competition. 

The children were very enthusiastic about the competition. Those children in the age group five to eight years were given a free rein and could draw anything they pleased. Those in the age group of eight to ten years were asked to draw a picture based on the theme, ‘My favourite toy or animal’, while those between ten and thirteen years of age were asked to draw something that depicted ‘My city or My village’. The top three drawings from each school won prizes.  

Once the children submitted their drawings, they were treated to cupcakes, chocolates and juice. A truly sweet note to end the competition.  

The painting competition was sponsored by Mangalore Jewellers, Nagaratna Jayanna, Mala Jayaram, Saroja Thimme Gowda and others. If you would like to donate to similar events that the Manjari Ladies Association conducts, you can get in touch on any one of the following numbers.

  • Annapurna Murthy, President – 9845058349
  • Usha Srinivas, Vice President – 9845248000
  • Geeta Srinath, Secretary – 9449046010

The content has been provided by the Annapurna Murthy, President of the Manjari Ladies Association, and has been published with minimal editing under the Message Forward section, a space meant for non-profit public interest messages by individuals and organisations. 


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