COLOROTHON celebrates colors of life and social cause
KJ George, Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning presiding over the closing ceremony of Little Buddy COLOROTHON Season 10 in the presence of Kishore Joseph, Founder Trustee, COLOROTHON and Managing Director, Breathe Entertainment, MJ Srikant, Strategist, Founder CEO MJSPR and Convenor of the Little Buddy COLOROTHON Season 10; John Kenon, Co-Convenor of the Little Buddy COLOROTHON Season 10; Dr. Shiva Shankar Rao, Director – Corporate Affairs & Finance, Little Buddy Kindergarten and Jayani Benn Heim, Project Director, Lovedale Foundation. He also participated in the event by drawing on the board and signing the COLOROTHON graffiti at the event venue Hennur Biodiversity Park.
Bengaluru: New leaves are springing up and flowers are blooming in every conceivable color all around you. And the stage for COLOROTHON was aptly set up in Hennur Tree Park for a burst of creativity.
Little Buddy COLOROTHON Season 10 with the tagline ‘Draw Your Imagination’ attracted thousands at the Hennur Tree Park, near Manyata Tech Park, Bengaluru. Children as young as 3 led the diverse groups of teens, adults and senior citizens to color their imagination.
The paintings were a reflection of diverse thoughts, nature and shades of life. Many aspiring artists had their opportunity to interact with established artists as they painted live at the event.
The event was Inaugurated by Dr. HT Sangliana, super cop and former MP, and Sandalwood actress Sonal Monteiro in the presence of Ramya Gangadharan, Director, Learning and Development, Little Buddy Kindergarten, Dr. Shiva Shankar Rao, Director – Corporate Affairs & Finance, Little Buddy Kindergarten; Dr. Vani Rao, Founder and Managing Director, Youthphoriya; Jayani Benn Heim, Project Director, Lovedale Foundation and the organizers MJ Srikant, Strategist, Founder CEO MJSPR and Convenor of the Little Buddy COLOROTHON Season 10 and Kishore Joseph, Founder Trustee, COLOROTHON and Managing Director, Breathe Entertainment and John Kenan, Co-Convenor, Little Buddy COLOROTHON Season 10. The closing ceremony was presided by KJ George, Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning, who presented the trophies and gift vouchers to the best 15 paintings selected by eminent artists across 5 age groups. All participants were also presented with a participation certificate.
Organized by MJSPR and Breathe Entertainment, COLOROTHON also saw a display of other activities like drums circle, caricature, doodle artist, origami artist, interactive street magic, toon figures and many more.
Overwhelmed by the response, MJ Srikant, Strategist, Founder CEO MJSPR and Convenor of the COLOROTHON said “it is an amazing and humbling experience to see people come with their family and spend some quality time in creativity, a rarity in today’s fast-paced world.”
“We seem to have achieved COLOROTHON’s aim of providing a limitless opportunity for imaginative thinking and in the process integrate social cause to raise awareness across all societal divisions. We are donating 300 Best paintings to Lovedale Foundation for charity,” Srikant explained.
Elaborating on social cause segments at the event, Kishore Joseph, Founder Trustee, Breathe Entertainment, said, “There was a talk on self-defence for women by Antra Bhargav - India’s First Woman to receive Black Belt in Taekwondo at the age 5, child abuse awareness workshop by Faith Foundation and a talk on eye donation by the founder of Project Vision Fr. George Kannathanam. In the coming month best paintings will be featured in our largest open-air painting exhibition, the proceedings from which will go to various charitable organizations.”
Summing up the event Ramya Gangadharan, Director of Learning and Development, Little Buddy Kindergarten, said, “We are in absolute delight to have seen people bring out the child in them and make moments colorful. Learning and exploring are two constants in our lives. We at Little Buddy Kindergarten have these aspects imbibed as our driving principle and we make it fun and natural for our little buddies.”