Tuesday, January 29, 2019

COLOROTHON Celebrates Colors of Life and Social Cause

Becomes the largest open-air painting session, Enters ‘London Book of Record for largest number of people painting under platform of all age groups’

New leaves are springing up and flowers are blooming in every conceivable color all around you. And the stage for COLOROTHON was Aptly Set Up at Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium Jayangar, for a Burst of Creativity.

COLOROTHON Season 11 with the tagline ‘Draw Your Imagination’ attracted ten thousand people at the Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium Jayangar, Bengaluru. The  participants included a diverse groups of teens, adults and senior citizens to color their imagination.

The paintings were a reflection of diverse thoughts, nature and shades of life. Many aspiring artists got an opportunity to interact with established artists as they painted live at the event.

The event was Inauguratedby Worshipful Mayor GangambikeMallikarjun, along with Ramalinga Reddy, Senior Congress Leader, Ex. Home Minister, Govt. of Karnataka in the presence of Sowmya Reddy, Jayanagar MLA, N. Nagaraju, ByrasandraCorporator and Celebrity guests like Actress SamyukthaHornad, and Mrs. InterNations USA 2018 – 2019 Krupalatha Martin Dass; Dr. VaniRao, Founder and Managing Director, Youthphoriya; and Kishore Joseph, Founder Trustee, COLOROTHON and Director, Breathe Entertainment, COLOROTHON Season 11.

 The closing ceremony was presided by Ms. SowmyaReddy , MLA, Jayanagar, who presented the trophies and gift vouchers to the best 15 paintings selected by eminent artists across 5 age groups. All participants were also presented with a participation certificate.

Organized by Breathe Entertainment, COLOROTHON also saw a display of other activities like drums circle, caricature, doodle artist, origami artist, interactive street magic, toonfigures , and many more.

Overwhelmed by the response, Kishore Joseph, Founder Trustee  of the COLOROTHON said “it is an amazing and humbling experience to see people come with their family and spend some quality time in creativity, a rarity in today’s fast-paced world.”

“We seem to have achieved COLOROTHON’s aim of providing a limitless opportunity for imaginative thinking and in the process integrate social cause to raise awareness across all societal divisions. We are donating 300 Best paintings to Om ASHRAM TRUST – OLD AGE CARE  for charity,” he  explained.

Elaborating on social cause segments at the event, Kishore Joseph, Founder Trustee, Breathe Entertainment, said, “There was a talk on self-defence for women by Antra Bhargav - India’s First Woman to receive Black Belt in Taekwondo at the age 5, child abuse awareness workshop by Faith Foundation,  Talk on Memory and Mind education for children by Dr. Manjunth. M.S.  Memory & Mind Coach and a talk on eye donation by the founder of Project Vision Fr. George Kannathanam. In the coming month best paintings will be featured in a world’s  largest open-air painting exhibition, the proceedings from which will go to various charitable organizations.”

Summing up the event Sowmya Reddy said, “We are in absolute delight to have seen people bring out the child in them and make moments colorful. Learning and exploring are two constants in our lives.

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