Honing child’s innate talents
The 3rd Art Competition was organized in Kohima under the theme ‘Child’s rights begin in the womb’
KOHIMA, JUNE 25: The Radiant Educational Society (RES), Kohima in collaboration with the State Child Protection Society, Nagaland, organized its third art competition today at SIRD Auditorium, New Secretariat, Kohima, under the theme “Child’s rights begin in the womb.”
The competition was aimed at promoting youngsters with the role of art as one of the critical ingredients in the definition of children’s world and identity, and to showcase their inborn talents.According to the RES chairman Menuokhrietuo Marcus, the competition also had the objective to help children develop their life skills. He stated that art is important for children especially during their early development.
The one-day programme was graced by Z. Nyusietho Nyuthe, Director of State Child Protection Society, Nagaland. In his address, Nyuthe said that every child has the right to survival, right to development, right to protection and right to participation. He said this basing on the declaration made at the United Nations’ convention on the rights of child.
Speaking to a host of artists, he encouraged the participants to express their views through their art abilities and further to express the truth so that they will be able to speak for child’s rights through their art. He encouraged the participants to educate the society through their art.
Nyuthe also lauded the organizers for providing the platform to the children to express their creative skills.
Earlier, the welcome address was delivered by Menuokhrietuo Marcus, RES chairman, while Kevisenuo tendered vote of thanks.
A total of 47 students from 14 schools participated in the art competition.
The judges for the competition were Neivotuo Keyho, senior artists, Art & Culture Department, T. Yanger Ozukum, art expert, Art & Culture Dept and Raitale Zeliang, programme manager, SCPS, Nagaland.