CHENNAI: Eight children from Kalaa Manjari, who had returned recently after taking part in the 11th Global Art International Competition in Manila, Philippines, were felicitated at an event at the Presidency Club, Egmore, on Sunday.
The children were part of the contest, which had more than 350 participants between the age group of five and 18, from 13 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Sri Lanka and India. T Kanishwar, class five student of DAV Gopalapuram emerged the winner of the competition titled Heal the World.
“Participation itself is a great achievement, and the winners have gained immense self confidence. Parents should encourage, help and support their children in their endeavours,” said the chief guest Janaki Sabesh, storyteller-television artiste. The guest of honour Shyamala Shekar, principal, PSBB School, T Nagar, praised the children, and said, “There’s a lot of pressure on kids to perform well in both activity centres and school.”
Kalaa Manjari trains students in art, and helps them develop their personality. “We have tied-up with a Malaysian firm Global Art for art classes. The centre has sent its students to many national and international level competitions,” said Jayashree Chinne, head, Kalaa Manjari, Alwarpet.
The classes at the centre include keyboard, guitar, bharathanatyam, phonetics, English, Hindustani vocal, sloka, among others.
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