ICRF Faber Castell - Spectra 2021 witnesses huge participation
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF), under the patronage of the Embassy of India to Bahrain, opened this year’s art carnival titled ‘Faber Castell - Spectra 2021’ on a virtual platform.
The inaugural event was on the 10th of December 2021 at the ICRF office in Segaya.
Ravi Shanker Shukla, Second Secretary at the Embassy of India, opened the event by lighting the lamp.
ICRF Chairman Dr Babu Ramachandran, General Secretary Pankaj Nallur, Ex Officio/Advisor Aruldas Thomas, Vice Chairman Adv. V K Thomas, Treasurer Mani Lakshmanamoorthy, Joint Secretary and Spectra Convener Aneesh Sreedharan, Spectra Joint Conveners Nithin Jacob and Muralikrishnan, Faber Castell Country Head Sanjay Bhan, ICRF Volunteers Suresh Babu, Sudheer Thirunilath, Sunil Kumar, Subair Kannur, KT Salim, Nasser Manjeri, Kasi Viswanath, Sivakumar, Pankaj Malik, Chemban Jalal, Javad Pasha, Murli Nomula, Nisha Rangarajan, Ajith Kumar, Albin George, Anilraj, Hari B Nair, Usha Haridas, Sasidharan M, Devadas C, Raman Preeth, Deepshika Saraogi, Sushama Anil, Nithyan K Tomas, Manikuttan, Rajeevan and Jisha Jyothis were present.
Around 325 children from 21 schools in Bahrain are participating in the competition after being selected by their respective schools.
Competitions are held for five to eight years, eight to eleven years, eleven to thirteen years and fourteen to eighteen years.
Children are provided with free drawing materials by Faber Castell.
In addition, 18 years and above also joined the competition in the adult category.
The competition is being held in two days due to examinations of senior students.
The competition for international participants will be held today.
Winners will be honoured during the 2022 Calendar release function on the 1st of January 2022.
The winning entries and other outstanding creations will figure in the Wall Calendars and Desk-Top Calendars for 2022.
This is the 13th annual art carnival by ICRF.
The first was in the year 2009.
Participating students are allowed to keep the materials for themselves after the competition.
Net proceeds from the competition will go towards a Family Welfare Fund to support the families of deceased Indian labourers drawing wages below BD100 per month.