Kala(Art) Kuwait Holds NIRAM 2017, Winners Awarded
Kala(Art) Kuwait “NIRAM 2017” Children’s Day painting competition in Association with “AMERICAN TOURISTER has concluded with the prize distribution to all winners at a colourful ceremonial function held at Al Jawhart Al Salh School (Girls), Riggae on Friday, 22nd December 2017. The programme was witnessed by Community Leaders, Business Personalities, School Principals, Art Teachers and Media Representatives. The Painting competition was held on the occasion of the birthday of late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India.
Mathew Varghese, General Manager, Bahrain Exchange Co., Kuwait inaugurated the function and appreciated all winners for their fabulous painting works, which were displayed at the entrance. Mathew appreciated the organizers for conducting such programmes.
The spectacular evening started with the National Anthem of Kuwait followed by India. The welcome speech was addressed by Sunil Kumar, General Secretary, Kala (Art) Kuwait. Organization President Samkutty Thomas Chaired the function. NIRAM-2017 programme reporting done by General Convener Jaison Joseph and Judging Assessment was briefed by Niram-2017 Judge Shammy John. The programme was enriched by the presence of the chief dignitaries on the dais, Noufel, representative of American Tourister, Badr Al-Samaa Branch Manager Abdul Razak, Marketing Manager Nithin Menon, Boubyan Industry for Gases General Manager Sivi Paul, Bahrah Trading Manager Shajahan, Kala(Art) Treasurer Johney Kalamachal, Niram-2017 Judge Artist Sunil Kulanada, Kala(Art) Kuwait office bearers Sameer V., Hassan Koya, C. Bhaskaran, Mukesh V. P., Aneecha Shyjith, Rakesh P. D., Siva Kumar, Rathidas, Community Leaders Reghunathan Nair, Aniyan Kunju & Chesil Ramapuram.
Blood Donors Kerala, Kuwait Chapter were honoured with a memento on the occasion and the Panel of Judges, Artist Shammy John and Artist Sunil Kulanada also were honoured by Kala (Art) Kuwait by giving away mementoes in recognition of their laudable contributions in the field of Arts. Kala (Art) Kuwait presented mementoes to Bhavitha Bright & Jeeves Erinjery for their tremendous support in compeering the event. Kala (Art) Kuwait Vice President Aneecha Shyjith congratulated the winners and thanked the guests and audience and the prizes to all the group winners were presented by the dignitaries.
The Judges adjudged unanimously the Overall Champion Ship 1st Position to IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Abbasiya, 2nd Position to United Indian School, Abbassiya, and 3rd Position Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School. It is noteworthy that a total of 2325 students from 21 Indian schools in Kuwait have participated in the competition classified into 5 groups and the prizes were distributed among, Five 1st Prizes into each group, Eight 2nd Prizes, Ten 3rd prizes, 60 Merit Prizes and 191 consolation prizes (Total 274 Prizes). The first place winners of each group received a Gold coin & Gold medal, Second place winner with a silver medal and Third place winner with bronze medal apart from memento, certificate, AMERICAN TOURISTER Sponsored Bag and Badr Al-Samaa provided Medical Privilege Card.
Aneesh Varghese, Bharathan, Sajeesh Joseph, Mustafa, Suresh K. V., Ashraf Vithura, Sharath V. G., Ambili, Santhosh O. M., Santhosh Joseph & Sneha Das were active as volunteers to ensure the smooth and successful holding of the programme.
Kala (Art) Kuwait thanks all the participants as well as School Management, Sponsors, All Indian Associations, Kuwait’s English dailies, Web Portals and Malayalam Medias for their wholehearted support to make the event a grand success. Also thanked the Parents and Art Teachers for their cooperation and support and to the management of Al Jawhart Al Saleh School.
Photographs by: Ashraf
The List of Main Winners as follows:
Group-A: Ist Prize- Haridathan Madhusoodhanan, 1st Std. IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Abbassiya, IInd Prize- Joshua Varghese Vino, LKG, United Indian School, Abbassiya & Jovin Santhosh, 1st Std, Gulf Indian School, Fahaheel, IIIrd Prize- Alaina Sara Prasanth, 1st Std., IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Abbassiya & Zarin Mohamed Shabeer, 1st Std., IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Abbassiya.
Group-B: Ist Prize- Jovina Ann Mathews, 4th Std., Carmel School, IInd Prize- Blessia Merin Jomy, 4th Std., IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, & Fatima Siddique, 3rd Std., United Indian School. IIIrd Prize- Hannah Theresa Seju, 3rd Std., IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan & Vaiga Ramesh, 4th Std., IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan.
Group-C: Ist Prize- Aassim Muhammed Basheer, 7th Std., Indian Community School, Khaitan, IInd Prize- Dhyan Jiju Rmanakulath, 8th Std., IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan. IIIrd Prize- Isaam Thalhath, 5th Std., Learners Own Academy, Abbassiya & Misbah Kareem, 6th Std., Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School, Ahmadi.
Group-D: Ist Prize- Santhra Dineshkumar, 10th Std., Gulf Indian School, Fahaheel , IInd Prize- Paul Jojo, 11th Std., United Indian School & Raebel Christo S, 10th Std., IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan IIIrd Prize- Megha Mukundan Nair, 10th Std., Gulf Indian School & Meghna P.R, 10th Std., IES-Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan.
Clay Sculpture: Ist Prize- Anoushka Pillai, 9th Std., United Indian School IInd Prize- Sarangi Smitha Sunil, 8th Std., Learners Own Academy. IIIrd Prize- Namira Bee Thamsudeen, 10th Std., Indian Community School, Khaitan & Abu Amaan Pal, 12th Std., Indian Central School, Abbasiya.
Open Canvas (for Parents & Guests): Ist Prize- Geeta Ravindran, IInd Prize Sinu Merin Varughese, IIIrd Prize Dhananjay V Sevalkar.