On Sunday, Globalart organized the much-awaited event, 'KOLOR CHAMP 2023,' a distinctive art competition at Satya Sai Nigamagamam in Srinagar Colony. The competition was graced by the presence of Mr. Dinesh Victor, the MD of SIP Academy, a renowned figure in India for his work in children's skill development and advocacy.
The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of 450 young children aged between 5 to 15 years, competing in the 5th Regional Competition of 'Kolor Camp 2023.' These talented participants will advance to a nationwide competition later this year. Notably, this physical competition marked a comeback after a hiatus of four years.
The theme for the contest, "My Happiest Day at School," was announced on the spot. Depending on their age group and category, the children were tasked with imagining and illustrating their happiest school day through a painting or artistic creation within a time frame of one hour forty-five minutes to two hours forty-five minutes.
One of the participants, Archana, expressed her difficulty in picking just one happiest day, as all her days at school were filled with joy and happiness. Another participant, Akash, shared that his happiness at school was derived from his friends, sports, fun, and bagless days.
Addressing the young participants, Dinesh Victor emphasized the importance of art in teaching children patience. He stressed that art encourages them to be patient, appreciate the process, and learn from setbacks, qualities that are often overlooked in today's fast-paced world.
Globalart is a comprehensive and systematic art program designed to unlock the creative potential of children. The program's well-researched and structured syllabus offers children formal yet child-friendly art training, presenting them with creative challenges to nurture their artistic talents.
Mr. Srinivas Mashetty, the State Head for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, revealed that the 450 participants came from 21 Global Art Training Centers located across Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
The artistic talents of these young children have gained recognition beyond local boundaries. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) showcased the creations of Globalart children on their website during their 'Save the Tiger Campaign' and 'Climate Change Campaign.' Additionally, the paintings were exhibited at the 2nd World Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, attended by delegates from 13 tiger-range countries in 2010.
The competition itself has achieved recognition in the Limca Book of Records. The event originated in Hyderabad and was awarded during its 1st International 'Kolor Champ' in India at HICC, Madhapur, Hyderabad. In 2010, 584 children from 7 countries participated, and the theme for the competition was 'One World.'
The Globalart program stands out as a one-of-a-kind international creative art initiative for children aged 5 to 15 years. Over the past 18 years, Globalart has benefited more than 80,000 children across 125 centers in 7 states of India. In Hyderabad and Secunderabad alone, there are 21 Centers with over 2000 children attending classes every week, emphasizing the significance of extracurricular activities alongside studies for the current generation of students.