The year 2020 has seen unprecedented situations unfolding before our eyes, disruptions in their truest sense have left their mark in every aspect of our lives, but life as we know carries on. The way with which children have been patiently dealing with the pandemic, the lockdowns, the so called new normal, as also adopting new technology, has been reflective of their indomitable strength of character. Whatever the situation, we need to remember that certain things are constant, and one such thing is the enthusiasm & fervour with which children participate in competitions. Children have adapted marvelously to the changes that impacted their education, their mode of education and their ability to physically participate in the umpteen activities that had been integrated with their daily routines.
And so, it was time to muster up some competitive threads, weave in speckles of altruism and stitch together a festive bunting. Child For Child team of Smile Foundation decided that with Christmas 2020 round the corner, it was time to have some fun and bring out the celebratory spirit amongst children from across as many schools as possible pan India.
The Annual CFC Christmas Fest started on the 8th of December all the way till the 20th of December. A Christmas themed poster making competition & Essay Writing competitions was put together for children who could participate by either making a poster &/or writing an essay depending upon the category they would fall in. The theme of the poster, draw a favourite fairy tale character or a favourite digital character next to a Christmas Tree and Essay competition based on the topic, “Your understanding of a Charitable Christmas” revolves around Christmas.
The winner for the poster competition in category A (KG-2nd Grade) were Vivaan Verma (1st position), Prabhleen Kaur (2nd position) and Anumegha Maitra (3rd position). In category B (3rd-5th Grade) the winners were Ojasvi Aggarwal (1st position), Kaashvi Mahajan (2nd position), Keertesh Sharma and Kriday Arora(3rd position). In category C (6th-9th Grade) the winners were Aditi Sharma (1st position), Somil Mahajan (2nd position), Arunika Varshney and Mohul Banerjee(3rd position). The category D (10th-12th Grade) winners were Prajit Deepak Naik (1st position), Samridhi Gupta (2nd position), S Ram Phutane (3rd position).
For the essay competition the winners for category A (6th-8th Grade) were Dhruv Dhingra (1st position), Evangeline Shekina (2nd position), Jaishree (3rd position). Winners for category B (9th-12th grade) were Anshika Prasad (1st position), Madhumitha Siddeshwar (2nd position) and Manya Sehgal (3rd position). Brinda Kari was the winner for the Digital Posters competition.
The jurors for the competition were Ms. Sangeeta Murthy for the Painting competition & Ms. Deepa Pal, juror for Essay writing competition.
To know more about CFC visit https://www.smilefoundationindia.org/childforchild.html