The Doha Goans Sports Club has held drawing and painting competitions in collaboration with the Mercure Grand Hotel.
Chief judge was Nada al-Ansari and the co-judges were Manohari Fonseca and Mercilita.
Eddie Sequeira of Gulf Times demonstrated the art and tips on painting with water colours.
The demonstration was extremely useful to budding painters and Sequeira’s efforts were lauded by the parents and children alike.
The event was free and open to all Indian school-going children and was well received with more than 70 of them participating in different age groups.
The winners were awarded with trophies, certificates and special prizes.
Main sponsors Mercure Grand Hotel provided snacks and refreshments to the competitors. The organisers thanked Elton Gracias for co-sponsoring the event.
Aarti compered the event. She was supported by other members of the Doha Goans Sports Club.
Winners: Group A: Age (5-7): 1. Aarav Bedi, 2. Suzan Sheikh, 3. Fahmeeda Abu Thahir.
Group B: Age (8-12): 1.Deepak Saji Kumar, 2. Akshaya Karthikeyan, 3. Chivukala Savitha.
Group C: Age (13-15): 1. Brian Santan Danthy, 2. Drishya Suresh Babu, 3.Samir Mohamed Sharif .
Fun Group: Age (3-4): 1.Aryan Singh, 2. Chivukula Hasitha, 3. Liora Kumar Dias.
Special awards: Aby Abraham, 2. J M Soorya Narayan 3. Martina Babu.
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