THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: By 11 am, children of various age groups gathered under the shades of trees on the Museum compound on Saturday. When papers were distributed, they started drawing immediately, while their parents stood outside the compound.
The painting competition was organised by the Disaster Management Authority, in order to give awareness about natural calamities. More than 700 students from various parts of the district thronged the Museum compound to take part in the painting competition. ‘Nature’ was the topic for children under the middle school category. For high school and higher secondary section, ‘natural calamity’ was the topic. Children could use crayons and water colours for the contest.
According to the organisers, an amount of Rs 5,000 would be given for the first prize winner, Rs 3,000 for the second and Rs 2,000 for the third. The winners will be judged later. The Disaster Management Authority organised similar competitions in every district. The objective of the competition was to make the children aware of natural disasters.