Siddalepa holds annual Kekulu Art Competition | Daily News

Siddalepa holds annual Kekulu Art Competition

The Kekulu Art Competition winners
The Kekulu Art Competition winners

Siddalepa Ayurveda’s annual art competition, the Kekulu Art Competition touched the very core of existence of tiny tots when they were given the task of depicting their family with their pencil sketches and pastel colours.

In a burst of expression of what they hold most precious in their lives, pre-school children islandwide displayed their inherent artistic talents in colours as they presented their perceptions in art of “My Family”.

The winning entries were judged on outstanding natural talent, attention to detail and use of colours, but the 100 best applications out of thousands were all excellent depictions of natural talent in young children, from the age group of two-and-a-half years to five years.

Giving the true meaning to ‘family’ in our Asian culture, these pre-school children included their extended families of grandparents and their pets in their paintings.

The art competition was held for the seventh consecutive year for pre-school children in all 25 districts, with an overall winner from each of the 25 districts. This year’s awards ceremony was held at the Jayawardenapura Centre, Colombo 7 recently.

The three all island winners received attractive cash prizes from Siddhalepa and a medal each. All winners received their total school requirements as prizes, Kekulu products packs and an HNB account with a deposit of Rs. 1,000.

To encourage and promote wider participation in pre-school students, this year Siddhalepa awarded a laptop to the school that sent in the highest number of entries and a first aid box to each of the pre-schools who sent a comparatively high number of entries.

The Kekulu Privilege Card, a loyalty card introduced last year was offered to all those eligible. The loyalty card is the first of its kind for children, giving them a host of benefits like free school books and bags, school equipment, bicycles, and laptops.

“Our commitment to the younger generation is given expression by this all island competition which reaches all our pre-schools in every district, carrying the Siddhalepa message of natural care for infants and young children, through their Kekulu range to all mothers,” said Chairman, Siddhalepa Group, Deshabandu, Dr. Victor Hettigoda.



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