Globalart India’s 16thNational Competition - Kolor Champ ’23 witnessed participation from almost 800 children belonging to 7 states across India. Children in the age group of 5-15 years showcased their creativity through their art at the 16th National Competition of Globalart India, which was inaugurated by Dr. K.R. Sitalakshmi, Professor and Dean - School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University and Mr. K. S. V. V. Prasad, I.R.S-Commissioner of Customs (Import) along with Mr. Dinesh Victor, Founder & MD, SIP Academy India (which runs the Globalart programme in India).
Mr.Mahair Goh, Founder Director of Globalart Worldwide flew in from Malaysia for the event.In the afternoon session Mr. V Saravana Ragavan Head of Department Visual Arts, Rukmani Devi College of Fine Arts, Kalakshetra Foundation joined for the prize distribution.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. K.R. Sitalakshmi, Professor and Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University said“It is really importantto instill creativity in children from a young age in order to enable them to stand-out amongst their peers in today’s competitive world.’ She also spoke about how creativity builds the foundation for diverse career options.’’
Mr. K. S. V. V. Prasad, I.R.S. Commissioner of Customs (Import) said: It is very encouraging to see these young children enthusiastically participating in this competition to showcase their creativity and artistic skills. He mentioned that creative thinking is a key skill to excel in any field.
Mr. Dinesh Victor, Managing Director, SIP Academy India [of which Globalart India is a unit] stated that greater participation was being witnessed year after year. “Creativity is a critical tool for success in today’s world. And the Globalart programme which nurtures children’s creativity using drawing and colouring (which most children love) has been very well received by both the children as well as their parents.”
Mr. Mahair Goh, Founder Director of Globalart Worldwide said that that the “Given the right platform to develop their creative skills our students will be far better prepared to innovate and handle challenges in every sphere of life and emerge as thought leaders of tomorrow.Our role in this endeavour is hence very satisfying.” said Mr.Goh
Also speaking on the occasion, Guest -of-Honour Mr. V Saravana Ragavan – Head of Department Visual Arts, Rukmani Devi College of Fine Arts, Kalakshetra Foundation said “It is amazing to see such vibrant pictures drawn and coloured by these young children who clearly exhibit each of their own unique ideas on the theme given!”