Contestants draw their brushes for duels in art
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24th November, Nasik

Brushes reigned and colours flowed, while pens and ink lay idle as students of the MSB Educational Institute chain of schools let loose their power of imagination and creativity to capture nature in all its colours and hues. While the lines and strokes reflected their insight and understanding, the use of colours conveyed their range of emotions and feelings. The canvases that received these masterful impressions became pieces of art which the visitors marveled at. The first Inter-MSB Art Competition held in Nasik on 24th and 25th of November was a visual delight for all the parents and visitors.

Children relate to nature in a way unique to their innocent eyes and pure hearts. This the visitors witnessed when they strolled down the gallery where all the paintings were displayed. It was an exciting opportunity to behold nature through the eyes of the future. Sixty-nine students from eighteen schools (including Nasik) were divided into two categories: senior and junior.

The paintings were judged on two criteria: process and product. The two sets of judges, who had a challenging task deciding the winners, awarded Fatema Pachmeriwala from Bangalore the first prize in the junior category. The second prize was bagged by Lulua Merchant from Nasik. In the senior category, Arwa Malik from Bhopal won the first prize while Mohammed Kothari from Mumbai came second.

The closing function was graced by the Collector of Nasik, honourable Mr. Radhakrishnan; corporators Mr. Milind and Mrs. Smitha Bhalerao; Mr and Mrs Thorat along with distinguished Board members of the MSB Educational Institute Department. Prominent persons from the field of education like Mrs Sharavari Luth, Trustee of Fravashi Schools and the Principal of NDVMP College of Architecture were also present. For all those present the event was an eye-opener to the amazing potential that lies in each child that the traditional system of education overlooks. More emphasis on arts and sports and more events like this will go a long way in ensuring the holistic development of our children.

With thanks to the MSB Department, Badri Mahal, Mumbai.