Wednesday, August 23, 2000,
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56 participate in painting contest
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, Aug 22 — The Sobha Singh Memorial Foundation, in collaboration with the Fine Arts and Photography Club, PAU, organised a state-level competition on the Guru Nanak Polytechnic Gujjarkhan campus here today.

A total of 56 students from 28 schools and colleges took part in the competition. Participants were divided into three categories. There were 41 participants in junior category, which comprised students from Classes VIII to XII, 10 in senior group, which included graduates and postgraduates, and 5 in sub-junior group, with students from Classes IV to VII. Participants in the sub-junior group were free to paint anything. The junior category competitors made landscapes, while the senior category made portraits of either Bhagat Singh or Sobha Singh.

In the sub-junior group, Harsohit Bir Singh from St Joseph Convent School, Phillaur, stood first, followed by Amrinder Singh from Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, and Rajvir Kaur from Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Ludhiana. In the junior group, Gursimran from DAV Public School was declared first, followed by Kuldeep Singh from GGN Public School and Bharati Sharma from Sacred Heart Convent School. In the senior group, Rachna Grewal of Khalsa College for Women was declared first, followed by Vandana Sharma of Apeejay College Fine Arts and Tarunpreet Kaur of Government College for Women.

Dr Ms Toor, organising secretary, said the competition was organised to mark the death anniversary of Sobha Singh and to encourage ‘art work towards peace,’ as was the motto of Sobha Singh. The judges were Ms Bably Singh, a member of the Lalit Kala Academy, Mr Manmohan Singh, a commercial artist, PAU, and Mr H.S. Bhanwar, an artist and journalist. The guests were Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, Mayor, Mr S.R. Kaler, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Harjinder Singh, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, MP, and Ms Paramjit Kaler, Director, Guru Nanak International Public School.

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