Children express through their attractive paintings at NHRC competition on contemporary issues concerning humanity

Delhi, 28th September, 2019

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India, in run up to its Foundation Day celebrations on the 12th October, 2019, organized a painting competition under various themes for children in three age group categories at its premises in New Delhi today. Total 108 children participated. The aim was to encourage children to express their idea of the world, creatively with a rights perspective. The themes were on contemporary issues concerning humanity, which included among others, ‘Save Earth’, ‘Clean India/Healthy India’, ‘Women Empowerment’, ‘Single Use Plastic Ban’.

Mrs Jyotika Kalra, Member, Mr. Prabhat Kumar, Director General (Investigation) and other senior officers and staff of the Commission were present. Mrs Kalra interacted with all the three groups of the children and motivated them to express themselves freely through their paintings.

The three winners in the first category (up to 08 yrs) were: Samridhi Rai, Vedant and Vaishnavi Gusain. In the Second category (9-13 yrs), the three winners were: Tavishi Talwar, Krishna Rawat and Rashi Bathmi. In the senior age group(14-17 yrs), the three winners were: Yashvi Kumar, Ashish kumar and Mathangi Saji.

The themes for the first Category were: My Home, My Garden, Any other topic of your choice. For the II Category the themes were: My School, My Family, Jungle Scene. The themes for the III Category were: Save Earth, Clean India/Healthy India, Women Empowerment, Single Use Plastic Ban.

The winners are given the cash awards and certificates on the Foundation Day of the Commission. Besides this, the prize winning paintings will be exhibited and also used in the cover designs of NHRC publications.