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To commemorate Children’s Day, which falls on November14 every year, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, the Indian Cultural Center (ICC), Colombo will organize painting, drawing and writing competition for children on November 14(Saturday), 2015 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm at  the Indian Cultural Center, 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.

Children who are interested in participating may register their names with the Center (Tel. 011-2684698, Telefax 2684697, e-mail iccrcolombo@gmail.com), and are requested to come to the ICC at 9.00 am on November 14, 2015. The entries done by children on that day would be sent to New Delhi for the Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 2016.

The Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 2016, in the categories of writing, painting and drawing, is open to children all over world born on or after January 1, 2000. The competition was started in 1949 by the 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.
For further details, please contact: 2684698 or  e-mail: iccrcolombo@gmail.com .