13th July 2020, Jaipur: Lok Samvad Sansthan Maru Mani's Doodling, Sketching, and Painting Contest announced the winners. The team congratulates 9-year-old Aishwario Ayushman Panda for securing the first position in the painting category. For the doodling and sketching category, Aashna Arora and Raaina Suryawanshi achieved the first position, respectively.
Twenty entries accepted for the final selection, judged by a panel of professional artists and arts educators. The winners in the categories of best outstanding artwork were given E- Giftcards and E-certificates by Lok Samvad Sansthan. Winning artwork also displayed on Facebook and Instagram pages.
The competition started on Monday, 29th June 2020, and it was a week-long contest and extended till 10th July 2020. The theme of the contest- Culture of Rajasthan, which blended with the essence of Lok Samvad Sanasthan's objective to preserve and promote Rajasthan's folk artists who are facing a toll from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The contest took place on social media handles, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn with #marumanidoodle. The contest's objective was to interact more with the people and make them aware of the problems faced by Rajasthan's folk artists. A very special thanks to Raina and her mother, Dr. Preeti Suryawanshi, also Aishwario Ayushman and his father, Dr. Rajeev Kr Panda, to provide us with such a beautiful gesture.
Lok Samvad Santhan jointly organized the competition with the support from Rupayan Santhan, Jodhpur, (Research Partner), Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, Dwarka (New Delhi), (Social Media Campaign Partner), and UPES University, Dehradun as an academic partner Rupayan Santhan, Jodhpur, Research Partner, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, Dwarka (New Delhi), Social Media Campaign Partner, and UPES University, Dehradun as an academic partner to address the needs and concerns of these traditional folk artists of desert districts of western Rajasthan.
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