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Indian kids win Gandhi art contest

September 13
01:07 2010

Marie-Eve Gagnon, Coordinator for exhibitions with artist Suraj Sadan

MONTREAL: The Mahatma Gandhi International Foundation, under the leadership of its Founder and President, artist Suraj Sadan, has been organizing an art exhibition-contest for the youth. The purpose of this contest is to encourage young people aged 14 to 20 to creatively explore the ideals and messages of non-violence, through drawing and painting. This year, the third year of the contest, the competition went international with the aim of having a multicultural perspective of non-violence. Entries were received from India, the USA, and Canada.
Suggested themes related to non-violence included friendship, peace, love for nature, love for animals, care for elderly, and environment protection.
Three 1st prizes of $100 were awarded to: ”Care for Elderly”, by Praveen Kushawa, 16 yrs old (India), ”Friendship”, by Furkan Pathan, 16 yrs old (India), and ”Peace” by Nakul Singal, 16 yrs old (India).
Three 2nd prizes of $50 were awarded to: ”Tête à tête avec le monde”, by Mélanie Le Berre, 19 yrs old (Canada), ”Peace” by Parth Shah, 13 yrs (USA), and ”Friendship” by Sarthak Joshi, 13 yrs old (USA).
The Foundation will showcase the winners at the Galerie d’Arts contemporains, in Montreal, on September 24 and 25.

First Prize winner Praveen Kushwaha studies in Govt. Boys Secondary School in Kavita Colony, Delhi

First Prize winner Furkan Pathan studies in Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

First Prize winner Nakul Singal studies in Delhi Police Public School, New Delhi

2nd Prize winner Sarthak Joshi studies in Delhi Police Public School, New Delhi

2nd Prize winner Melanie Le Berre is from Montreal-Canada

2nd Prize winner Parth A. Shah studies in Manorville, NY
East Port South Manor, Jr. – Sr. High School , USA

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