STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Bhubaneswar, 14 July
More than 100 children from different schools in and around Bhubaneswar participated in "Kuni Chitrakara-2013", a painting competition organised by voluntary organisation Soumya Memorial Trust here yesterday.
“We will display the artworks of these talented children at Odisha Modern Art Gallery in Bhubaneswar on 21 July.  Nine child artists will be awarded and three of them will get free coaching for a year,” said Mr Bhabani Mohanty, a member of Soumya Memorial Trust.
The chairman of SMT, Mr Kanhu Charan Parida, said, "The main objectives of the Kuni Chitrakar competition is to identify the most gifted students, to increase the level of performance, to create conditions for the creative development of young kids, to preserve the unique Odia culture and traditions."
He further said that the trust will organise several such events in coming days for children to promote art and culture. The competition was attended by children, aged between five and 15 years, their parents, teachers and mentors.