Camlin &‘AamchiDilli’ to host art competition for kids on ShivajiMaharaj

Mumbai, October 10th2017 The Indira Gandhi National Centre of the Arts (IGNCA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India is hosting an exhibition of paintings depicting life and times of ChhatrapatiShivaji, the legendary Maratha king whose crusade against the Mughals marked beginning of the struggle for independence.

Titled`ChhatrapatiShivraiMahotsav’,  theexhibition is being held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts, Janpath,New Delhi, the ten-day festival will include a Marathi Food Festival, talks,symposia on various aspects of Shivaji's leadership as an able general, avisionary, father of Indian navy, an astute strategist and a diplomat parexcellence. To celebrate this exhibition, leading stationery brand Kokuyo Camlinhas tied-up with ‘AamchiDilli’, a Delhi based Group to simultaneously organizea painting competition for school children on ShivajiMaharaj.

The artcompetition for the children will begin from October 8th2017 with the winnersbeing announced on October 16th 2017 at a glittering ceremony at the samevenue. The art competition will be in two groups – Junior Group for class IV toVII and the Senior Group from class VIII to XII. Participants will need toshare details on the back of their drawing sheet including name of theparticipant, the Class and name of the school. There will be two ways forschool children to participate in this art competition – On the Spot – whereinchildren that are attending the ChhatrapatiShivraiMahotsav, can participate on thespot and create their painting at the venue anytime between 10 am and 6 pm. Onthe spot participants will also receive gifts from Kokuyo Camlin.

The otherway to participate in the art competition is through School Entries -- Themedium of painting is crayon/pencil colours/ poster colours/ water colours onA3 size paper. The children can make the paintings in their respective schools.Also the entries will be accepted only through schools, each entry to be dulycertified by the respective school. The last date to send in the entries isOctober 13th 2017 by 5 pm to the organizers (IGNCA) at the venue. The subjectof the competition is ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj. Three prizes of Rs 5001, Rs3001 and Rs.1001 will be given to each group. A panel of judge will decide onthe winners.

SaysSaumitra Prasad, Chief Marketing Officer, Kokuyo Camlin, “We are thrilled topartner with IGNCA and AamchiDilli, as part of this ten-day exhibition and feelthat this art competition is a great platform to raise awareness among schoolchildren about one of our greatest leader. We are expecting the Delhi schoolchildren to participate in huge numbers in the art competition and visit the10-day exhibition to learn more about ShivajiMaharaj. We are also promoting theart competition on our social media platform so that children who cannot visitexhibition but can still participate by sending the paintings online”

While theschool children participate in the art competition on ShivajiMaharaj,  the ten-day `Chhatrapati  ShivraiMahotsav’ is a treasure trove for artaficionados  and will showcase over 120paintings, some of these measuring 6x4meter and have been drawn by artist duofrom Mumbai- Shrikant and Gautam Chougule under inspiration from and guidanceof Shivshahir  BabasahebPurandare.Purandare, 96, has devoted his life climbing the forts of Maharashtra andresearching Shivaji.

The ideabehind the event is to acquaint the people of Delhi, especially students withIndia's rich history and present through art, various aspects of the life andtimes of the great Maratha King whose crusade against the Mughals ledultimately to the downfall of the Mughal Empire.

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