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Korea-India painting comp: Winners to visit Winter Olympics

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New Delhi | Sunday, Jan 14 2018 IST
The winners of All India 1st Korea India Painting competition under the theme of "PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games" will get a chance to visit "PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Seoul.Korean Culture Center recently conducted the competition which witnessed the participation of 22,022 students from more than 290 schools and 27 states and union territories. Total 43 students were awarded amongst which top five winners are going to visit the 2018 Winter Olympics which will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea from this February.Kim Kum-Pyoung, Director of Korean Cultural Center India, congratulated all the winners and said that students will have a memorable experience of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games that will be the biggest winter Olympics ever in history.The first winner, Lakshmi M Vikash who will be experiencing PyeongChang winter Olympics games expressed her gratitude and said Korea is her dream destination. She is excited to experience everything which she knew through books, stories, internet or cultural dance and music.The competition was held in two groups: Junior Group (Classes 7 and below) and Senior Group (Classes 8-12). Twenty two thousand and more paintings on the themes of winter, sports and PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter games passed screenings of high standard by the judges, Nilanjana Nanday and Jagadeesh Reddy, contemporary artists in Delhi. The judges were astonished to see the number of entries received from all over India responding to the painting competition. "The theme PyeongChang Olympics gave the children and their educators an opportunity to find out more about winter Olympics and Korea, Thus, it was not only a beautiful picture but had to be explored thematically", said Nanday. "The children have transformed their vivid imaginations into a visual expression with utmost skills, sensibilities and knowledge", said Reddy. UNI DJK SNU 1218

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