Kids from eight countries in art contest

Hyderabad: More than 750 children from eight countries will participate in an international art competition here Saturday on the theme ‘1 World’.

Children from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, US and Vietnam besides India will participate in India`s first international "Kolor Champ" competition, to be hosted by Global Art India, a unit of SIP Academy India Pvt Ltd.

According to organizers, the theme for the competition is "1 world", which may be interpreted as unity among people and nations wherein all work together towards peace and harmony.

"This would be a thought provoking theme for all our young participants who are the future citizens," says Uma Swaminathan, state head (Andhra Pradesh) of Global Art.

This is the seventh edition of the international Global Art competition, the earlier ones having being held in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou and Singapore.

The organizers said the contest was aimed at testing the creative skills of children between the age group of 5 to 15 years.

Global Art India is a collaboration of SIP Academy India with Global Art, Malaysia. Its aim is to develop the artistic and creative potential of children.

Founded in 1999, Global Art is currently being run in 20 countries with over 600 centres and has successfully trained over 1,50,000 children.