Celebration of Creative Expressions
Art Utsav is an event by Rotary E-Club Belgaum in association with GSS College, Gulmohar BAG (Artist Group) and Tarun Bharat Trust. The event has various activities around celebrating the art, the artists and their contributions to the society.
Art Utsav invites everyone to participate in the drawing competition in the following categories
- CAT-I 1st to 4th Standard Topic: My Favourite Animal
- CAT-II 5th to 7th standard Topic: My Favourite Sport
- CAT-III 8th to 10th standard Topic: World of My Dreams
- CAT-IV Open Category Topic: Slaves of Technology
- CAT-V Grandparent and Grandchild Topic: Family.
Category wise registration counters were set up. Volunteers distributed the drawing A3 size sheet and the snack packet to all the participants. It all started with a small inaugural in the open auditorium with lighting of lamp by chief guests Mrs Madhuri Shanbag, Shri Prakash Mirji sir, Shri Anant Nadgouda Sir and Shri Anil Gudi sir. MOC by Charusheela mam.
On 24th April sunday morning, the GSS campus was all set for the colorful day to witness some of the fantastic work by artists both young and young at heart.
The balloons were released by enthusiastic kids to mark the beginning of the event and a colorful smoke too. Further, all participants were accompanied by volunteers to the respective venues. All young artists were ready to spell magic with colors. It was such a wonderful scene to witness, amidst the scenic beauty of GSS college. People of all ages engrossed in their art work. I recollected the last scene of the movie “Taaren Zaamen par”.
The competition was followed by live demos by well known artists of Belagavi like Shri Mahesh Honnule, Shri Shivaji Bekwad, Shri Kiran Hanamshet and Mrs Shilpa Khadakbhavi
A session on Art of cartoons by Shri Jagadish Kunte sir caught the attention of the audience. In such a simple way he demonstrated how the basic shapes like circle and triangle form the base of any cartoon and what care one needs to take when it comes to expressions. A humble and down to earth person.
This session was followed by the feliciation of renowned senior artists of Belgaum who made their mark in the field of art. Shri Shirish Deshpande, Shri Jagtap, Shri Shivaji Bekwad, Shri Bharat Jagtap, Shri Subhash Desai, Shri Datta Khamkar, Shri Prakash Sidnal and Shri Vishwanath Gugari.
Finally the most awaited prize distribution ceremony was held. This event needs a special mention and a big round of applause as even the minute things were carefully planned. The design of the certificates, banners simple and elegant (Thanks to our friend Jyoti Sawant), the prizes carefully wrapped and given in covers with splash of paint on it which looked so beautiful.
The floral greetings presented in form of bouquet and flowers were made by specially abled children of Snehalay Sparsh School.
A well organized event. One of its first kind that happened in Belgaum on this large scale and was only possible because of the efforts of Prof Praveen Patil, his supporters (Prof S Y Prabhu sir, Shri Anant Nadgouda sir, Mrs Sarita Patil, Shri Prakash Phadnis sir, Shri Anant Nadgouda sir, Mrs Vrushali Marathe, Shri Jagadish Kunte sir, Shri Shirish deshpande sir, Saptami rao) and his dedicated team of volunteers and support of Management of GSS college, Rotary e-club 3170, Gulmohar Bag and Tarun Bharat Trust.
Pic credits to Devashish, Prathamesh and Dr Phadnis.
Eagerly awaiting version Art Utsav 2.0!!