Art and Coast Guard come together
There were many like him on that day at Coast Guard Air Station in Chennai and they too were vying like him with others to paint and win prizes.
S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @svs037
Painting competition held for school children
For C Nicholas of Army Public School, Chennai the day was unforgettable. He won the first prize in the first category (Std I-V) in a painting contest. He had a reason to celebrate for winning was not an easy one.
There were many like him on that day at Coast Guard Air Station in Chennai and they too were vying like him with others to paint and win prizes. The contest was held in three categories for school students, first category was for students of first to fifth standards, second category was for stdents of standards six to eight and third category comprised students of ninth to 12th standards.
There were many others who were competing with him, but Nicholas emerged the winner. It was his talent and hardwork that made him the winner.
TSD. Jaisri of Kendriya Vidyalaya DGQA School stood first in the second category and S. Shree Lalitha of Kendriya Vidhyalaya School, Meenambakkam was the winner in the third category. The contest was organised for commemorating the 43rd Raising Day of Indian Coast Guard as a part of Coast Guard Week celebrations 2019.
It provided a platform for the young minds to bring out the artistic talent in them and culminate into artworks on the topics ‘ICG-A Saviour,’ ‘ICG-Omnipresent’ and ‘ICG-We protect.’ Over 350 children from various schools of Chennai took part in the contest.
The event was also coordinated by Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association (CGWWA) which looks after the day to day social as well as emotional well-being of the ICG families while the ships are out at sea performing their duty.
The school children were also acquainted with Coast Guard air assets like the dornier aircraft and chetak helicopter. The event was presided over by Priya Paramesh, President, Tatrakshika Region East in presence of senior officers of ICG. Sivaramakrishnan from Fine Arts College and Anne and Christina Shaju from Stella Maris College judged the paintings.