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By Rahul Mukherji
May 8th, 2017

St. Lawrence High School (SLHS), Kolkata, India, in association with its alumni, St. Lawrence Old Boys’ Association (SLOBA) will be organising a DRAWING & PAINTING Competition titled ‘Expression 2017’ on Friday, 23 June 2017.  All Jesuit schools worldwide are invited to participate!

सेंट लॉरेंस हाई स्कूल (SLHS), कोलकाता, भारत, अपने पूर्व छात्रों के सहयोग से, सेंट लॉरेंस पुराने लड़के एसोसिएशन (SLOBA), शुक्रवार, 23 जून 2017 को ‘Expression 2017′ शीर्षक से एक ड्राइंग प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन कर रहा है. दुनिया भर के सभी जेसुइट स्कूलें इस प्रतियोगिता में भाग लेने के लिए आमंत्रित हैं.
Expression Competition

The theme for the competition is ‘Olympic Games and Peace’.  At a young age children need to be encouraged to participate in games and sports thus enabling them to become beacons of CHANGE in our society. A sound mind in a sound body ought to bring about change in attitude for a more peaceful coexistence in our world. The intention is to nurture children through this medium to grow into responsible citizens.  

To initiate this process, we need to tap into a child’s thoughts in respect of the theme “Peace through Sports”. Thus, the idea was conceived to hold a Drawing Competition as means to harness children’s creativity and perception of this theme through illustrations and sketches.  From this vantage point one can proceed with mentoring and finding ways by which we can move forward in this noble cause of bringing Peace to our world through art inspired by sport.  If we succeed in covering adequate ground with this event we can find newer avenues to promote and encourage children in the future. The Jesuit network is a stepping stone by which many more children can be propelled towards becoming ‘ambassadors’ of Peace!

How to participate? The competition has 3 simple steps.

1. Give your students 1h30mins to paint a picture on the Theme ‘Olympic Games and Peace’.
2. Scan or photograph these paintings and submit to [email protected] before June 21st.
3. Winners will be announced on Educate Magis at the end of June 2017

प्रतियोगिता में भाग लेने के लिए 3 सरल कदम हैं 

1. ‘ओलंपिक खेल और शांति’ विषय पर अपने छात्रों को 1h 30mins में एक चित्र पेंट करना है.
2. इन चित्रों के स्कैन या  तस्वीर को [email protected] के लिए 21 जून से पहले जमा करें.
3. विजेताओं के नाम Educate Magis जून 2017 के अंत में घोषित करेंगे.

Rules and Regulations. See below for more details:

Category ‘A’ – St. Lawrence High School

Category ‘B’ – All Jesuit Schools Worldwide 

We value the support received from the Ambassador to Greece in India,  The Olympic Museum (IOC, Lausanne),  The Olympic Studies Centre (IOC, Lausanne), Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Committee, Sport and Dev., The International Olympic Truce Centre, Truce Foundation of the U.S.A,  Art of the Olympians, Seattle University, Educate Magis,  International Hockey Federation (F.I.H), Hockey India, Bengal Hockey Association and our very own Dr. Shashi Tharoor (former Under Secretary General at United Nations).  Peace and Sport (Monaco), is also partnering us for ‘Expression 2017’.

Mr Roald Bradstock, an Olympian and artist par excellence, better known as the ‘Olympic Picasso’, is the Event Ambassador for ‘Expression 2017’.

Please contact us at [email protected]  or at [email protected] for any further information or suggestions in this regard.

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