In the ongoing bid to foster harmony and talent amongst the youth, the Indian Army organised Painting Competition for students through video conference at Reasi wef 11 to 15 August 2020. The students from five schools of Reasi painted the canvas on the theme “My Country & it’s Unity in Diversity”. The aim of this competition was to inculcate the spirit of ‘Unity in Diversity’ in the younger generation as a future tool for development.

The competition was conducted for both boys and girls in three age categories, 07 to 10 yrs, 11 to 15 yrs and 16 to 18 yrs. A total of 160 students from six schools actively participated through video conference on their mobile phones/ computers. Students creatively used the platform as a means to address their interest towards national integration and patriotism. It was heartening to see a large number of students who voluntary came forward to showcase their talent which demonstrated their concern for the cause.

The event was followed by prize distribution to those securing top three positions in each category and consolation prize was given to all enthusiastic participants, to boost their morale and keep up their indomitable spirit. The event proved to be another milestone in fostering bond of friendship between the local populace and the men in uniform in the hard times of COVID-19 situation. It was a small step towards identifying and showcasing the immense and unexplored talent of students of the region during period of pandemic.