Summer Camps, Creativity in Children, School Wall Paintings by Urva Students.

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Mangalore, April10: Most of the schools going children are enjoying their summer vacation and expecting the result for first to ninth standard students soon.  But most of the students are actively engaged in camps and creative works, organized by the respective schools in view of keeping the children busy during holidays and motivate them to enhance their Skill.


In one of many instances, where students of 8th and 9th standard from Urva Canara School are actively participated in painting of their school walls and thereby expressing their love towards their talents/skills, they opined.


The students like Apoorva Shenoy,Ramya,Lavanya,Pratheeka,Nishanth,Dhanush and Sneha along with other twenty students painting their school compound wall with various attractive pictures highlighting the significance  of Tulu Culture.


According to students, teachers themselves are inspiring us to engage in such constructive works and we have been drawing pictures of various categories depicting the importance of Tulu culture on the walls effective from April 1, 2013.These opportunities are in fact a good bench mark for us to exhibit our hidden talents says Apoorva Shenoy, one of the students.

We portrays the pictures of Yakshagana, Bhootakola (semi god-Demon), Tiger Dance, buffalo- race and cock- fight etc.With this type of activities, we get an ample opportunity to exhibit our hidden talents/potentials  says students. Besides this type of activites also an enjoyment for us to involve more constructively, they said.

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According to Harish Acharya, Art Teacher, who motivate the children during summer camps said that this is an excellent foundation for the students to measure their potential. During ten days of camps students are being imparted thorough knowledge about our tradition and culture and about college life, he said.

Besides, in view of highlighting the potentiality of the students and recognizing their talents in art, school management has given a permission to unveil the arts/drawings/pictures for the last and this year. Last year students had engaged in drawing pictures on inside of the compound wall and this year, around twenty students are drawing pictures on outside of the school compound wall, he explained.

Although this is a type of “Varli”picture, we are giving more predominance for our Tulu traditional cultures and one of the specialties of this year’s drawings was “Dashavatara”-a unique picture.

Harish Acharya,who has been serving as a art teacher for the past twenty years said , quality paints like white, yellow and terracotta etc are being used in order to prevent erosion and getting it destroyed. And also we have decided to write some good proclamatory words (Ghosha vaakya) on the drawings, he opined.

Photo source : Navya Anekal

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