A drawing competition was organized for the children of Vimala Centre at Versova, Andheri (West) in north Mumbai on 12/11/09. The theme for competition was environment, health, safety and security. 60 children from the centre enthusiastically participated in the competition and filled colours to their drawings. The leprosy inmates of the centre also joined to express their talents and creativity.
Panel of judges Mr. Jayakumar, Ms. Rashmi Upase and Mr. Jigmie Gyamtso from Halliburton had a tough time in selecting the drawings as the creativity of the children were at peak. “We are amazed to see the talents of the children and selection of colours are superb”, expressed the judges.
Neha, Sonia, Monali, Preeti, Santoshi, Sahana, Muskan, Pallavi, Siyola, Rushina, Varsha, Shamal, Hasina, Jyoti and Rosa bagged prizes in different categories.Sonal of class five bagged the first prize for visualizing and painting a thematic environment-friendly picture with full of life and colours while Swami got his prize for painting a portrait of compassion.
Dr. A.R.K. Pillai, Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, Dr. Sharad Nayampally and Mr. Sanjay Waghmare from IDF appreciated the efforts of Halliburton Volunteer Council for organizing such a meaningful competition. “Every child is special and they are really the stars on the earth – Taare Zameen Par”, said Dr.Pillai with a smile.
Sr. Mary and Sr. Sisily of Vimala Centre thanked the organizers for giving their children an opportunity to express their passion for art and creativity.
NSS volunteers – Sonia, Melvyn and Jebastin - from Vivek College helped in co-ordinating the event.
Indian Development Foundation and Halliburton jointly organized the drawing competition to mark Children’s Day falling on 14th November - the birthday of Chacha Nehru.