25th Lions peace poster constest winners announced
Lions Club of Dimapur on Sunday organized ‘Deepawali mela’ at Lions Centre, Midland, Dimapur.
The mela was organized as a fundraiser for the annual medical camps, eye screening camps, peace poster contest, maintain Leo Club, Lions Health Centre, relief to fire victims and natural calamities, maintain park at Lions Centre, School for Deaf & Ram Janaki Higher Secondary School, provide drinking water and educational sponsorship conducted by of Lions Club of Dimapur, besides many other charitable works for the society.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, editor, Nagaland Post, Geoffrey Yaden, lauded the noble and selfless services rendered by the members of the club in reaching out to the poor and needy.
He said the eye-camp organized by the club must be encouraged by the people, adding, the charity works rendered by the club was also something unbelievable and wonderful.
As Diwali signifies the festival of light, Yaden expressed gratitude to the club for keeping the light of Dimapur burning bright and was optimistic that the members would continue to radiate their light and show the way to the people in the state.
With regard to the current events happening in the state today, Yaden said people need someone to carry out the light while appreciating the selfless service by the club in making Dimapur what it is today.
Yaden also hoped that people would encourage the club in carrying out its philanthropic activities as it was different from other organizations since the club helps the needy without help from the state government.
Winners of 25th Lions’ Annual Peace Poster Contest’12 for school students in the age group of 11 to 13 were also awarded with prizes which were given away by the chief guest.
The 1st prize was won by Ranjani Kumari of Vision School of Fine Arts, 2nd by Abhijit Das of Living Stone Foundation Higher Secondary, 3rd by Takatula Imsong of Little Star Higher Secondary School, and 4th by Hamlong Phom of Living Stone Higher Secondary School.
The posters were selected by Dr. Minakshi Kalita (Ankan Bivakar and Ankan Ratna) and Dhrubajyoti Kalita from Guwahati for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “Imagine Peace.”
Each of the winners were awarded cash prize of Rs.2,500/-, Rs.2,000/-, Rs.1,500/- & Rs.1000/ respectively.
The club officials said the winners have taken the first step of becoming internationally recognized artistes by winning a local competition jointly sponsored by Lions club of Dimapur and Lions Club of Dimapur Blue Vanda.
The winners were selected from among the best 67 entries from 26 schools in Dimapur.
NIIT Dimapur Centre would be offering “Swift for Professionals”, a basic computer course of 36 hour duration to all the 4 winners
All the four winner posters will advance to face stiff competition through the district, multiple district and international rounds of competition if any one of them is to be declared the international grand prize winner.
One grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of US$ 5,000 plus a trip for the winner and two family members to the awards ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations.
The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award of US$ 500. International grand prize and merit award winners may be viewed at www.lionsclubs.org.
Lions Clubs International organizes this contest annually to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.