Students in the Whizzo art competition

24th October, 2017, Times of India

Althea.Phillips@timesgroup.com

The famous painter Pablo Picasso had said, “Every child is an artist”. Encourage, Express, Exhibit. Keeping this in mind “Whizzo Art” an inter-house drawing art competition was organized by MSB Educational Institute, Kolkata on October 14 in the school premises to explore the creative and artistic potential of the children.

The nine participating schools included Assembly of God Church School, Bridge International School, Don Bosco School Park Circus, Harvard House Boys High School, MP Birla Foundation HS School, MSB Educational Institute, National High School Boys , National High School Girls and Saifee Golden Jubilee English Public School.

The participants were divided into two groups: Group A comprised classes 5 to 7 whose topic was “Green Wave”. Group B comprised classes 8 to 10 for whom the topic was, “Scenery of a place you have visited”. All 46 students eagerly took part and the latent talent of the children was reflected in their drawing and amazing art work, which made it quite a task for the two judges — Ina Bharadwaj and Ritwik Kar — to shortlist the winners. The criteria for judgment were utilisation of space, composition, colour scheme, imagination, detail and overall impact.

The winners were — Group A: First was Swarnalee Roy, class VII, MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School; Second was Srinjoy Mitra, class VII, Don Bosco School Park Circus; Third was Srija Sengupta, class VI, National High School for Girls.

Group B: First was Fatema Neemuchwala, class X, MSB Educational Institute; Second was Avhik Laha, class IX, National High School Boys; Third was Roushan Das, class IX, Harvard House Boys High School.

Janab Shaikh Juzer bhai Godhrawala, head of MSB Kolkata, was thrilled at the success of the competition and said, “Through Whizzo Art MSB Kolkata provided a perfect platform and venue for the students of different schools to interact and promote expression of thought, competence and camaraderie”.

SP Menon, principal of MSB Kolkata, hopes to make this event an even bigger one by including craft and getting more schools to participate in the years to come.