All roads led to Indian Community School, Khaitan, venue of Kala(Art) Kuwait 'Metro Medical Care – Niram 2015' Children’s Day Painting Competition on Friday, 13 November 2015.
'Niram-2015' , the popular painting competition, is organized on the occasion of Children's Day marking the 126th birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of India. Kala(Art) Kuwait is delighted to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of 'Niram' Painting Competition that is open to all students of Indian Schools in Kuwait.
There were more than a total of 2400 entries out of which 2115 children took part in the competitions while parents actively participated in the open canvas. Clay Sculpture was also an event for the students. Various gift items were distributed to all participants immediately after the competition.
A. K. Shrivastava, Second Secretary, Indian Embassy Kuwait, inaugurated the program. Kala(Art) President K. Jaison Joseph, General Secretary Ragesh P.D., Program General Convener Sivakumar, Indian Community School Honorary Secretary Vijayan Karayil, Indian Community School Principal Gangadhar Shirshad, Metro Medical Car C.E.O. Hamza Payyannur, Prominent Community Leaders Ramdas Chilamban, Raju Sakriya, Chacko George Kutty, Fathah Thayyil, Basheer Batha, Sathar Kunnil, Arun, Iqbal Kuttamangalam, C. Bhaskaran, Mukesh V. P., Sharif Thamarassery, Rishi Jacob, Najeeb and A. Samuel also attended the inaugural function.
Well-known artists John Mavelikkara, Sasi Krishahan, Shammy John, Nikesh and Sunil supervised the competition. The program was controlled by Rathidas, Aboobacker, Sameer, Samkutty Thomas, Hassan Koya, Johney, Sunil Kumar, Babu, Shyjith, Santhosh, Aneesh, Shamsu, A. Mohanan, Vipin, Priyesh, Haneef, Ramakrishnan, Mustafa, Renuka, Biji, Thasleena, Aneecha, Vani, Safreena, Ambili, Jothi, Bindhu, Sneha, Shahana, Rani, Santhosh Joseph, Bharathan, Anil V., Rijo, Nitin, Sarath, Naithan, Sajeesh, Kanakaraj, Kunjiraman, Ullas, Shibin Rajan, Sunil chacko, Sanju Mathew and others. Divya Kiran and Nisha Dileep did the compeering.
The results of the competition will be announced by the organizing committee as well as the judging committee on 1 December through leading newspapers and also websites. The Prize Distribution Ceremony will be held at the Indian Community School Khaitan on 11 December at 2:30pm.
Kala(Art) Kuwait, announced the exclusive prizes for the winners; the first place with gold medal, second place with silver medal and third place with bronze medal along with mementos and certificates. Besides the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, there will be Merit Prizes and Ten (10) percent of the participants will be awarded consolation prizes.
In addition to those prizes, Metro Medical Care is offering free consultations for all participants, one year free treatment for 1st place winners and six months free consultation for the parents of main winners.
The organizers have expressed their entire satisfaction on the successful completion of the Competition and take this opportunity to thank all children, parents, management and teachers of all Indian schools in Kuwait as well as representatives of various Indian socio-cultural organizations in Kuwait and all the sponsors for their active participation and wholehearted support for making the event a grand success.
Kala(Art) Kuwait has once again proved beyond doubt that it upholds the interests of all Art lovers in Kuwait and will continue its support for promotion of Art (Kala). Students and parents are familiar with 'NIRAM', and they can no longer be hoodwinked, as this is the 11th consecutive year Kala(Art) Kuwait has been successfully conducted this prestigious painting Competition on the occasion of Children's day.
A large number of prominent leaders of various Indian socio-cultural organizations, media persons and sponsors witnessed the competition.