17 Nov, 2012
An afternoon for ‘little artists’…
Medica celebrated children’s Day 2012 with a ‘Sit & Draw’ competition organised at its premises for children between the ages of 5 and 15. Held on the balmy afternoon of 17th November, in a carnival like atmosphere, the competition had children in three categories – 5 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 15 participating for the coveted 1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies.
The little ones in the first category were given the choice of drawing whatever their little hearts felt like, but the older children had slightly tougher assignments having to restrict themselves to Puja spirit (for the 2nd category) and their conception of health (for the oldest). Getting down to the work at hand with great gusto, the future Picassos, Ganesh Pynes and Hussains came up with some really innovative, well-constructed pieces of drawings and painting that left our judges, eminent artist Wasim Kapoor and art gallery owner Ms Roshan Choudhury, with a really tough task of deciding on the winners.
While handing over the prizes, Mr Kapoor declared every participant a winner, adding “prizes or awards do not make artists, had that been so, my closet would have been full of them. Each of you is an artist in your own right. My advice to you is to always remain true to your instincts, never compromise on them because your parents or your teacher, or anybody else, tells you to do so”. Our Chairman, Dr. Alok Roy, was also present to give away the prizes and encourage the young artists.