Yellow mania @ N.T.R. JAYANTHI


Chief Minister-designate of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu with Telugu Desam Party leaders Payyavula Keshav and Errabelli Dayakar Rao at TDP’s Mahanadu at Gandipet in Hyderabad on Tuesday.— Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
Chief Minister-designate of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu with Telugu Desam Party leaders Payyavula Keshav and Errabelli Dayakar Rao at TDP’s Mahanadu at Gandipet in Hyderabad on Tuesday.— Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

Painting… @ talent hunt


Budding painters exhibiting their talent at a summer camp organised by Srusti Art Academy in Ongole on Tuesday.—photo: Kommuri Srinivas

Budding painters exhibiting their talent at a summer camp organised by Srusti Art Academy in Ongole on Tuesday.—photo: Kommuri

The H.C.M.Girls High School here witnessed a flurry of activity with students painting wonderful pictures on canvas under the watchful eyes of noted painter Thimmari Ravindra.

The painter, a jury member of the Miracles World Records, has produced record holders in drawing and painting through his Srusti Art Academy. Not to rest on past laurels, he is on the job of spotting new talent to keep his academy flag flying high.

“’The aim of the summer camp is to spot talent in budding painters and hone skills to set new records in the field,” says Mr. Ravindra while talking to The Hindu .

“Firstly, I strive to kindle interest in painting among children by introducing them to techniques like thumb painting, collage painting, spray painting and Knife painting,” explains Mr. Ravindra, who hails from a family of artists and has produced experts in, among other fields, graphic designing and animation.

“Once they get used to various painting techniques, I prepare them for painting competitions at the state and national levels,” adds the artist who trains students also for diploma courses such as Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

His students Ch. Gnapika, T. Hemanth Kumar, Darsi Tanuja, Y.V.S.N. Manasa and Cheruvu Srilakshmi are among those who created a record of sorts in painting.

While Gnapika drew pictures on dry leaves for 24 hours, Hemanth Kumar Thungunta has etched his name in the Limca Book of Records, with his cone painting of Lord Venkateswara with acrylic colours and without any reference. Another student Y.V.S.L.Manasa, with newspaper and magazine clippings, collated a beautiful portrait of Mother Teresa for record sake.

Yet another student Tanuja has created a record of sorts by creating an image of Mahatma Gandhi leading the Dandi march with more than 1.16 lakh dots.

Thimmari Ravindra has produced record holders in drawing and painting through his Srusti Art Academy

 

wipe a tear @ Visakhapatnam


wipe a tear @ Visakhapatnam.

Members of Wipe A Tear in Visakhapatnam.

Members of Wipe A Tear in Visakhapatnam

There are many things in life that we often take for granted. The cosy comforts of a home, unconditional parental love, and the solace of a cocooned existence. But not everyone has the privilege of a comfortable life. And not every day do you come across sensitive, young souls who get together to work for that section of society, deprived of these basic comforts.

It is with this idea that a group of youngsters joined hands to form a non-profitable organisation called ‘Wipe A Tear’ for helping the underprivileged groups in orphanages and old-age homes of the city.

Started by college students Charan Karthik, Tejus Ramanuja, and Andey Soumya five months ago, ‘Wipe A Tear’ aims at supporting the needy and poor sections of society.

Today, the organisation has 30 active members.

“We have identified 16 orphanages and old-age homes in the city and want to extend our support to them. For this, we will be organising fund-raising events,” said Vamsi Krishna, who handles the finances of the organisation.

Till date, ‘Wipe A Tear’ has organised five programmes such as food provisions distribution event at Papa Home for girls, an awareness walk, fund-raising events like treasure hunt.

Flash mob

The organisation has lined up a series of events for next month.

On June 1, there will be a presentation show about ‘Wipe A Tear’ followed by a flash mob opposite YMCA on the Beach Road. A beach cleaning drive, donation of school shoes, paying hospital allowances of an orphanage will also be organised.

“We plan to conduct one event every month for fund-raising,” said Krishna, a B.Tech student of Andhra University.

Those interested to join the organisation can visit their Facebook page — ‘Wipe A Tear’.

Like-minded youngsters join hands to reach out to the underprivileged groups in orphanages and

old-age homes