Indian Educational School (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) held the Prize Distribution Ceremony of Chroma 2015 (the sixth edition of the Ruth Memorial Interschool Art Competition) in the school hall on Wednesday, 18 November.
Ruth Prince Chacko, an excellent painter and a student of Indian Educational School, left for her heavenly abode in the year 2009 leaving a trail of poignant memories in the hearts of her friends, family and relatives. During her little time on the earth, she amazed everyone with her flair for drawing and painting. Ruth Memorial Art Competition is held annually in memory of this phenomenal painter. The Interschool Art Competition was organized on Saturday, 7 November in the IES auditorium. 98 gifted painters representing 7 Indian Schools in Kuwait partook in the interschool art competition organized by the Department of Art, IES under the patronage of Mr. and Mrs. Prince Chacko, the parents of late Ruth Prince Chacko.
The contest was held in 5 categories. A maximum of three contestants from a participating school was allowed to represent each category. Awed artists Mr. Mahendran and John Mavelikkara adjudged the competition. The first, the second, and the third place winners were presented cash awards and mementos by Mr. Chacko, the sponsor of Chroma 2015.
The chosen medium of painting for the junior 1 (grades 1 and 2) was color pencils/crayons. The medium of painting for categories 2 (grades 3 and 4) and 3 (grades 5 and 6) was oil pastels/color pencils. ‘Water color’ was the medium chosen for the senior category (grades 7, 8 and 9). The sub-junior (LKG and UKG) category contestants were given the privilege to pick the medium of their choice.
Mr. Chacko, the father of late Ruth Chacko addressed the audience. He thanked the school management, the principal and the Art department, IES for conducting the Ruth Memorial Art competition every year dedicated to his beloved daughter’s memory. Many eyes grew misty when Mr. Chacko said that even during the agonizing reminiscence about his late daughter, he found a few moments of solace in the aesthetic expressions of the young contestants. He also thanked all the little painters full of talent for having taken part in Chroma 2015.
T. Premkumar, the Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kuwait also lauded the winners. He appreciated the efforts of the Department of Arts, IES for organizing the contest in a truly professional manner. He thanked the sponsors of the contest Mr. and Mrs. Prince Chacko, the parents of late Ruth Chacko. He also thanked his counterparts for the encouragement extended to the sprouting painters of the participating schools.
The following are the results of the competition:
Group 1 (LKG and UKG)
Group 2 (Grades 1 and 2)
Group 3 (Grades 3 and 4)
Group 4 (Grades 5 and 6)
Group 5 (Grades 7, 8 and 9)