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Indian Community Relief Fund announces winners of Faber Castell Spectra 2023

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The Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF), under the patronage of the Indian Embassy, conducted the 15th art carnival titled ‘Faber Castell Spectra 2023’ on Friday at The Indian School Bahrain (ISB)'s Isa Town premises.

The art carnival, aimed at encouraging and honouring artistic skills among the youth, is the largest art competition for students in Bahrain.

Embassy Second Secretary Ihjas Aslam inaugurated the finale by lighting the lamp in the presence of ICRF members and volunteers in the morning, and the announcement of the art competition winners was held in the evening.

‘Faber Castell Spectra 2023’ this year saw nearly 3000 children from nearly 25 schools across Bahrain participating in the competition.

In addition, there was a competition for adults (aged 18 years and older) as well. Winners were honoured at a ceremony held at ISB's Jashanmal Auditorium in Isa Town.

Indian Ambassador Vinod K. Jacob distributed the winning trophies and certificates.

ICRF Chairman Dr Babu Ramachandran, General Secretary Pankaj Nallur, Vice Chairman Advocate V K Thomas, Advisor/Ex Officio Aruldas Thomas, Advisor Bhagwan Asarpota, Treasurer Mani Lakshmanamoorthy, Joint Secretary Nisha Rangarajan, Joint Secretary and Spectra Convener Aneesh Sreedharan, Spectra Joint Convenors Muralikrishnan and Nitin Jacob, Country Head representing the title sponsor Faber Castell, Abdul Shukoor, and ICRF members Nasser Manjeri, Sunil Kumar, Sridhar, Suresh Babu, Murli Nomula, Javad Pasha, Deepshika, Pankaj Malik, Sivakumar, K T Salim, Chemban Jalal, Rajeevan, Noushad, Clifford, and other volunteers were present at the ceremony.

The programme included an Indian heritage festival with semi-classical dances and various stalls.

For the art competition, students were divided into four age groups: five to eight years, eight to eleven years, eleven to thirteen years, and fourteen to eighteen years.

The top five winners from each group were awarded trophies and certificates.

The winner in Group 1 is Jubal John Joji from New Millennium School; second place is Chinmayi Manikandan from Bahrain Indian School.

Third place: Dhruv Tiny Chand from The Indian School Bahrain (Riffa); fourth place: Haiqa Mohammed Mafaz from Ibn Al Hytham Islamic School; and fifth place: Aadila Kurukathodika from The Indian School Bahrain (Riffa).


The winner in Group 2 is Elina Prasanna from Indian School Bahrain—Riffa; second place is Oindrila Dey from The New Indian School; third place is Christy Stephen from New Millennium School; and fourth place is Srihari Santhosh from The Indian School Bahrain (Isa Town).

Fifth place goes to Daksh Pravin Ghadi from The Indian School Bahrain (Isa Town).

The winner in Group 3 is Erika Ziona Gonsalves from Sacred Heart School; in second place is Ayana Shaji Madhavan from The Indian School Bahrain (Isa Town); in third place is Krishna Anil Kumar from The Asian School Bahrain; in fourth place is Diya Shereen from The Indian School Bahrain (Isa Town); and in fifth place is Anna Theres Sijo from The Asian School.

The winners in Group 4 are Shilpa Santhosh from The Indian School Bahrain (Isa Town) in first place, second place Sreyas M S from The Asian School, third place Swathi Sajith from The Indian School Bahrain (Isa Town), fourth place Anleen Antony Mazhuvencheril from The Indian School Bahrain (Isa Town), fifth place Fajr Fatima from The Asian School.

The winners in Group 5 are Vikas Kumar Gupta, second place Nitasha Biju, and third place Bhupendra Pathak.

The winning entries and other outstanding creations by the children will be figured into wall and desktop calendars for the year 2024, and these calendars will be released on December 29.

Net proceeds from the competition go towards a Family Welfare Fund to provide relief to support the families of deceased Indian labourers drawing wages below BD125 per month.