Penang Global Ethic Project Launch
COMPETITION (for primary
& secondary school students)
Seeing Unity in Diversity
Starts at 8.00am, Saturday, 18 February
....at Dewan Sri Pinang in Lebuh
art competition was opened to primary and secondary school students
in Penang. It was divided into 4 categories with the theme
"Seeing Unity in Diversity. The event was organised by the
Penang Teachers' Art Circle. Winning entries were exhibited for
public viewing at Dewan Sir Pinang in Lebuh Light till 11 March
Thursday February 23, 2006
Scenes of unity in diversity
By K. KASTURI DEWI
MOST of them were sprawled on the floor surrounded by their paints,
colour pencils, crayons and brushes.
Others brought their own mini tables and chairs to
ensure they would be in their most comfortable position as they
translate their thoughts into their masterpieces.
As the 300-odd children set their mind on drawing and colouring
their art works, it was clear that they were totally oblivious
to their surroundings as they drifted into their own world of
imagination and colour.
The children aged between seven and 18 were at the Dewan Sri
Pi-nang in Penang recently to take part in the World Religions,
Uni- versal Peace, and Global Ethics Childrens Art competition.
Organised by the Penang Tea-chers Art Circle, the competition
themed Seeing Unity in Diversity saw the participants
coming up with their personal perspectives of the theme.
Circle chairperson Yew Swee Wah said the theme was chosen to
educate and raise awareness especially among the young that people
of different religious and ethnic backgrounds could live together
peacefully when there is mutual understanding, acceptance and
ALMOST DONE: A participant putting the final touches to his art
piece in the competition.
Goodwill and harmony would prevail when we follow the golden
rule that we should treat others the way we expect others to treat
us, she said.
The competition was divided into four categories Category
A (Primary One to Three), Category B (Primary Four to Six), Category
C (Form One to Three) and Category D (Form Four to Six).
Nivashini Muralidaren, 17, from SMK Convent Butterworth said
she would usually take part in art competition to improve her-self.
I've been attending art tuition since the age of 10 and
since then Ive been taking part in art competitions,
Nivashini said art competitions, which each carried a theme,
should be encouraged especially among youths, as it makes
us think and opens our mind to the issues related to the theme.
Winners in category A were SJK (C) Jelutongs Khaw Kar Wei,
eight, SJK (C) Chung Hwa Confucian B's Sharon Chong Jia Rou, nine,
and St Christophers Schools Kim Hyun Woo, eight.
The consolation prize winners were Ooi Tan Pheng, Esther Re-becca,
Ginny Lim Jhia Nan, Chew Yan Er, L. Kamukill, Grace Anjali Teoh
Li Mei and Park Jin Yoon.
The category B winners were Nurul Dayana Shamsudin, 12, (SK Tasik
Gelugor), S. Theivanai, 10, (SK Convent Butterworth) and Lee Chu
Foo (SJK (C) Kim Sen).
Consolation prize winners were Loh Jia Cheng, Teoh Yyi Ran, Teh
Yong Kiat, Ooi Tze Ching, Soo Xiang Ling, Sim Chau Cheng and Hajjar
Winners in category C were Tan Chee Beng, 15, (SMJK Chung Ling),
Yeoh Jing Yee, 15, (SMK (P) St George) and Hng Huey Koon,
14, (SMJK Jit Sin).
Consolation prizes were won by Mun Kai Hoang, Soo Wen Yee, Ng
Pei Ching, Wu Pei Xian, Lim Yong Zheng, Geraldine Teoh Pei Lynn,
Khoo Kok Leong.
Category D winners were Khor Hui Gim, 17, (SMJK Perempuan Cina),
Lim Ee Theen, 16, (SMJK Convent Datuk Keramat) and Lee Shan Pei,
17, (SMJK Convent Datuk Keramat).
Consolation prize winners were Lim Beng Hee, Ooi Woei Sheng,
Saw Siong Keat and Saw Han Lyn.
here for Photo Gallery