GUWAHATI, Oct 23 - The Assam State Museum witnessed an entire lot of enthusiastic children taking part in the art competition organised by Hastakshar today.
Hastakshar conducted the art competition for schoolchildren from five years to 16 years as a mark of encouragement and motivation to the young minds, a press release said.
In Group A, Jintimoni Barman bagged the first prize, while Krishnagi Krittiya Borah and Bhumika Das emerged second and third respectively. In Group B, Juman Thakuria was the winner, while Rituraj Konwar and Pratiksha Konwar bagged the second and third prizes respectively.
The event was inaugurated by veteran artist Munindra Narayan Bhattacharyya.
About 100 schoolchildren from different schools and art institutions in the city participated in the competition and they came up with impressive drawings in different concepts.
The competition was judged by noted artists Hare Krishna Das and Tridip Sharma. The assessment was based on overall artistic talent, along with originality. Certificates of participation were also given to the children who participated in the competition to encourage their efforts.
The event was a grassroots initiative by Hastakshar Art & Craft to give the message that art is not a hobby but can also be taken up as a career.
�The art competition encouraged the pursuit of drawing and painting by the young masses that gain more significance these days in view of the greater importance being given to creative abilities of individuals in professions and organisations,� said Sunit Jain, director of Hastakshar Art & Craft said.