Jammu, Feb 19: CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM), conducted ‘On-the-spot Floral Painting/ Drawing Competition’ at CSIR-IIIM Main campus here today. This programme was organized under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Ram Vishwakarma, Director CSIR-IIIM, Jammu and Dr. Suresh Chandra, Chief Scientist & Secretary.
About 562 children from 43 different schools and individuals from civil society of Jammu region of J&K participated in the event. The joy and excitement of children was evident on their faces and their eyes were filled with anticipation. This programme is a part of ‘National Seminar-cum- Exhibition of Kisan Mela, Entrepreneurship Programme and Flower Show, 2017’ which will be organized on March 05, 2017 at CSIR-IIIM Farm, Chatha.
This event was categorized in three age groups viz. Group I (5-8 years), Group II (9-12 years) and Group III (13-16 years). Children of Group I, Group II and Group III were given Gerbera, Nasturtium and Rose flowers for painting respectively. Three participants of each group will be chosen for prizes. Result of the floral painting/ drawing competition will be sent to their respected schools and prizes will be distributed on March 5, 2017 during National Seminar-cum-Exhibition of Kisan Mela, Entrepreneurship Programme and Flower Show, 2017 at CSIR-IIIM Farm, Chatha.
The main purpose of this event was to ignite the passion for natural beauty its conservation and attract the children towards plant biology especially flowers and promotion of entrepreneurship in future towards floriculture.
Dr. Suphla Gupta, Dr. Bikarma Singh, Dr. V.P. Rahul, Rajni Kumari, Chandra Pal Singh, Rajendra Gochar and other staff members of CSIR-IIIM Jammu were also present during the event.