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Children’s Day celebrations at ICC

The Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Colombo will be organizing a painting, drawing and writing competition for children on November 11 from 9.30 a.m. to 1p.m at ICC, 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 07 to commemorate Children’s Day, which falls on November 14 every year, coinciding with the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India,Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.

Children who are interested in participating may register their names with the Centre (Tel.011-2684698, Telefax. 2684697, e-mail [email protected]) and are requested to come to ICC at 9.00 am on November 11. The entries done by children on that day would be sent to New Delhi for the Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 2017.The Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 2018, in the categories of writing, painting and drawing is open to children all over the world born on or after January 1, 2002.

The competition was started in 1949 by late Shri Shankar Pillai, a celebrated cartoonist and recipient of several awards including Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan. The international participation in the competition has increased greatly over the years with children from over 130 countries participating and winning prizes.

The last date for receipt of foreign entries in New Delhi for the Shankar’s Competition is December 31. For rules and more details, please call the Centre at telephone number 011-2684698.


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