Nippon Paint and InkLink Charitable Trust present Splatsoccer Art with Chennaiyin F.C.

Chennai, December 10th 2018: Nippon Paint (India), Asia’s leading paint manufacturer, in collaboration with InkLink Charitable Trust conducted a Splatsoccer art event in Chennai at Chettinad Rajah Muthiah School, which had star players from Chennaiyin FC Football club in participation. During the event, Nippon Paint and InkLink Charitable Trust launched a unique arts-based LeadArt learning program that will be conducted across 100 schools in Tamil Nadu. The objective of the program is to encourage creativity, promote talent and inculcate leadership skills through art and colors. Star players including Eli Sabia, Andrea Orlandi, Francisco Fernandes and Mohammed Rafi joined hands with the students to play football, and create beautiful artwork together using Nippon Paint.

The event was held with an aim to inspire creativity, foster team building and promote art among the school children through three simple steps as Connect. Kick and Create. Connecting children with the players, kicking the footballs and creating a beautiful artwork.

Chennaiyin FC Players were delighted in interacting with the students, as they also involved themselves in a fun game of ‘dribble’, which helped teach students tips on football techniques. The players also engaged the students in a uniquely designed ‘splatsoccer’ creative activity using Nippon Paint that blended sports with art. While this innovative painting event succeeded in creating a student-friendly atmosphere, the splatsoccer activity fostered a sense of team spirit, unity and motivation among the students. The art creations made at the event have been put on permanent display at the school premises. 

Nippon Paint has always held health and safety among its primary goals. For the first time in India, Nippon recently introduced Nippon Paint Kidz, a revolutionary child wellness paint that is built with Anti-formaldehyde, Silver ion and anti-stain technologies. All these qualities make Nippon Paint Kidz an apt choice for painting the interiors of hospitals, schools and other educational institutions. Its hi-tech active carbon technology absorbs harmful formaldehyde in the air and refreshes the indoor air, its silver ion technology helps ward off viral and bacterial allergies which provides 99% germs and infection free indoor environment for kids and its anti-stain technology and scrub resistant technology ensures superior washability.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Paint, Nippon Paint India said, “We have always believed that there is no end to creativity and talent in a child’s school life. Doing our bit to promote creativity and talent among the children of Chennai, we are delighted to partner with our very own Chennaiyin FC football stars in launching this initiative. The fun-filled day was spent well in splashing and creating art on the school’s walls in the most creative and interesting way possible with our paint.”

"It is truly heartening to interact with these kids and support this noble initiative. Such activities foster a positive atmosphere among the kids and teach them good values through unique methods. We along with the kids had a ball today and we wish the best of luck for this initiative in the schools around Tamil Nadu!" said Chennaiyin FC midfielder Andrea Orlandi who was in attendance.

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