MANOKRUTI: A Celebration of Art and Self-Expression

As the famous quote suggests, "Art enables us to find and love ourselves at the same time." Art not only showcases our creativity but also provides a means to express our innermost feelings and desires. With this in mind, the theme for the drawing competition, 'Manokruti,' aimed to encourage self-expression and self-discovery through art.

Our school, guided by a belief in the power of artistic expression, organized a drawing competition for students from Std V to XII on 22nd April 2022. The event welcomed esteemed Chief Guest and judges, Dr. Shivangini Khandwala, a Professor of Fashion Designing, and Mrs. Panchmukhi Mistry, an Alumni and Assistant Professor at NIFT.

The competition featured diverse categories for students, spanning from primary classes to senior students. Participants could choose from themes such as family, the environment, children going to school, women empowerment, saving trees, India @75, creative drawing, and more. Each participant displayed magnificent creativity within their chosen category. Their artwork illuminated the themes in unique and captivating ways.

The competition results were unveiled during a special assembly that commenced with Siddhant Gaan. The Chief Guests were warmly welcomed and honored by Neeta mam.

Dr. Shivangini Khandwala took the stage to deliver an inspiring speech. She delved into the meaning of 'Manokruti' and its significance for the day. Dr. Khandwala commended all the drawings and emphasized that art transcends time, being a timeless form of human expression. She reminded the audience that "humanity is an art piece made by God" and encouraged students to participate in such extracurricular activities.

Mrs. Panchmukhi Mistry extended her congratulations to all the students, emphasizing the distinction between art and design. She recognized the creative efforts of the participants. The highlight of the event was the announcement of the winners, with students from each grade securing the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions. In total, there were 12 victorious artists. All the winners will have thier drawings displayed on the walls of School campus throughout the year. 

Dr. Neeta Shah, our Campus Director, delivered a motivating speech. She encouraged students to express their feelings through the vibrant medium of colors and praised the participants for their dedication and creativity. The competition proved to be an exciting journey, with each participant giving their very best.

'Manokruti' celebrated not only art but also the students' ability to express themselves and find love and joy in the world of creativity.


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