Indian Cultural Centre in Colombo holds Shankar’s International Children’s Competition to celebrate Children’s Day

To commemorate Children’s Day, which falls on 14th November every year, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Colombo will organize painting, drawing and writing competition for children.

The competition will be held on Saturday, 11th November 2017 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at Indian Cultural Centre, 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 07.

Children who are interested in participating may register their names with the Centre (Tel. 011-2684698, Telefax 2684697, e-mail iccrcolombo2@gmail.com) and are requested to come to ICC at 9.00 a.m. on November 11th, 2017.

The entries done by children on that day would be sent to New Delhi for the Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 2018. The competition, in the categories of writing, painting and drawing, is open to children all over world born on or after January 1st 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 31st December 2017. For rules and more details, please call the Centre at telephone number 2684698.

For further details, please contact the Indian Cultural Centre on Tel No.: 2684698 or e-mail: iccrcolombo@gmail.com