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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Chandigarh girl to receive national award

TNN | May 2, 2012, 03.58AM IST

CHANDIGARH: City girl Vivitsa Kohli, who won the national level prize in painting in Tagore Competition organized by INTACH at the Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, in February, is all set to attend felicitation ceremony for the same at Shantiniketan in West Bengal.

Vivitsa, 16, is studying in Class XI in Bhavan Vidyalaya. Her creativity was recognized at a tender age due to a lot of exposure to the world of art by her mother, who is an interior designer. Vivitsa has covered everything from basic sketching to intricate water painting with years of practice. Currently, she is working on figure drawing with special emphasis on learning the techniques on facial expressions as shown in her work which has been selected for receiving this great honour at Shankti Niketan. Her aim is to get admission in NID, Ahmedabad.

According to her mother, she has inborn talent. "We are inculcating the best of art in her so that she channelizes her talent and energy towards her passion which she will finally adopt as her profession in the coming years," she said. Adding to her mother statement, Vivitsa said, "I am thankful to my principal, teacher and parents for their support and motivation in all ways. Without learning the basics from my art teacher, I wouldn't have reached so far. Hence, I am thankful to all who are connected to me in my pursuit to achieve excellence."

According to INTACH convener V K Kapoor, Vivitsa is an all-rounder who has been doing well in extra curriculum activities and academics as well. She will be accompanied by her parents for the award ceremony.

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