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Jalandhar school organises art and craft exhibition for budding artists

Students of Apeejay School, Model Town, were encouraged to get creative and make paintings, sketches, posters, and so on

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Apeejay School, Model Town, recently organised an art and craft exhibition in the school to showcase the artistic talent of its students. Children were encouraged to express their creativity through paintings, sketches, posters, and so on. To promote free-flowing expression, the activity was not limited to one particular theme.

All the participants from different classes presented their works with great enthusiasm. The sheer variety of art and craft displayed at the art exhibition grabbed the attention of one and all. The highlight of the exhibition were the sections themed ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or “The world is one family”. The onlookers highly appreciated the children’s creativity.

Hardik Garg, a class 7 student, said, “Since there was no particular theme, I chose to make a still-life object using oil pastel colours—I drew watermelon pieces. I have always been interested in art and like drawing very much. This time, my art teacher appreciated my work a lot.”

Added another class 7 student Ruhaan Dang, “I made a watercolour painting of an Indian saint. My expertise is in painting hair, and I could use my creativity in painting long braids and bun.

“I have been interested in art since preschool. Earlier, I worked with oil pastel. I started watercolour painting during the lockdown.”

The school also conducted a competition in which 20 of the best creations were couriered to Apeejay’s head office.

The exhibition was organised to commemorate late Smt Rajeshwari Paul on her 98th birth anniversary. The exhibition was held a week after the main event that comprised several cultural performances. Smt Paul, wife of Apeejay’s founder chairman late Dr Stya Paul, was herself quite passionate about art. Throughout her life, she celebrated various art forms and was instrumental in incorporating them into the school curriculum.

One can share his/her own views better through art. So, art and craft exhibitions should be appreciated on a very large scale in schools. Surely, the exhibition proved beneficial. These opportunities for creative ideas will always begin to bloom for the development of the nation.”

-Malkiat Singh, principal, Apeejay Model Town 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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