Schools and colleges have fully reopened in India after disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) organized a drawing and painting competition to attract participation from all over.
The event was staged after a nearly two-year hiatus due to pandemic restrictions.
The college professors called it a platform for expression and praised the enthusiasm of the students.
“We organize art camps at regular intervals. Art has a very important role in a person’s life. We want to boost those creative minds. The best cure for tension and depression is art therapy. we are happy that we were able to give these students a platform to express themselves,” Arshid Sualeha (art teacher) told local media.
While appreciating the initiative, Sameena Naaz, a student, said, “If we talk about arts, it’s a great program and many boys and girls have expressed their feelings. Artists have their own identity and here we can use this platform and grow further.
Calling the event the monotony breaker, Syed Yehya, another student, said: “We spent more than two years at home but now everything feels new. Today we find that our young people are depressed and sometimes they resort to drugs. In this context, this type of program helps us to become better because our emotions can be expressed.
Schools and colleges have been closed for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.