2019 Nov 19
Art, a form of prescribing human`s deepest feelings and the fondest memories has been in existence for many years. Just as art, Astra, for a period of 65 years, have been encouraging tenderest dreams of budding children.
Pablo Picasso, world-renowned artist once said, `Every Child is an Artist’. The aforesaid fondest memories and the tenderest dreams comes live together at Siththam, an exhibition for the primary students to showcase their memories through creative arts on the 22nd and the 23rd of November 2019 at the Royal MAS Arena.
Organized by the Royal College Union in association with the Royal College Group of 2002, Siththam 2019 is powered by Astra. Astra, enriched with Vitamin A and D, will inspire the future generation of the nation to chase their dreams in this third edition of Siththam.
Initiated in 2016, it was firstly organized to the primary school students of Royal College where a number 1800 drawings were submitted to the exhibition. The second edition was open to ten more schools which increased the number of drawings to 2500 in 2017, with the exhibition expanding its boundaries to the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. Other than drawings from Royal College, Siththam 2019 will feature drawings from students from Visakha Vidyalaya, Ladies College, Bishop’s College, Sirmavo Bandaranayake Vidyalaya, S. Thomas College, Ananda College, Thurstan College, Isipathana College and St. Josephs College Trincomalee, thereby becoming the single largest exhibition to take place in the country.
Shehani Liyange, Marketing Manager of Astra, speaking on the initiative, “We are humbly proud to have been nurturing the dreams of children for 65 years. Art is an important part of the early childhood of any human. We as Astra, we are proud to power and support this important gesture where the participants will transform their dreams into ink and colours”.
At an age of a child, everybody has ambitions. To be a pilot, an engineer or perhaps a doctor. Irrespective of the ambition, everyone loves art. While chasing the top tier dreams, the children will showcase their love to art at the Royal College MAS Arena in the third edition of Siththam powered by Astra.