Indian Cultural Centre, Bali organized painting competition on Communal Harmony in connection with the birth anniversary of late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. The theme of the painting competition was to promote communal Harmony among the people beyond the feeling of caste, color and creed. Communal harmony is peace and love between different communities that unites them to live together in unity with mutual reciprocity. ICC invited Mr. I Nyoman Gunarsa, a renowned painter from Indonesia as a chief guest. Mr. Gunarsa is one of Indonesia’s most active promoters of Balinese art and a guiding voice for greater attention to the nation’s museums. His paintings are beautiful showcase of Balinese art and culture. Mr. Gunarsa and the Secretary of Board of Education Denpasar expressed their sincere gratitude to Director ICC, Bali for organizing such event with tremendous response.
The event was attended by various young artists, officials from Board of education as well as print media and electronic media. A huge number of the students have participated from various schools such as Taman Rama International School, Gandhi Memorial International School, SMP Negeri 1 Denpasar, SMP Negeri 3 Denpasar, SMP 8 Denpasar, SMA Negeri 2 Denpasar, SMA 5 Negeri Denpasar and SMA 6 Negeri Denpasar. The prizes were given to the winners as per their respective categories. All the students have shown creativity and innovation in their colourful paintings which were deeply appreciated the members of the jury, officials of Board of Education and teachers.
Director ICC, Bali delivered vote of thanks to all distinguished guests and special thanks for the teachers and students for their encouragement and their participation in the painting competition.(BTN/015)