Bhargob Gogoi, a class X student of the Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Assam, has won the CII-NIIT Digital Art Award 2006 for the senior category.
The award, instituted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and NIIT to promote creativity among school students in the digital arts, was presented to Gogoi by chess Icon Viswanathan Anand at Kidex 2006, an expo organised for children here.
The the CII-NIIT Digital Art Award attracted 56,000 entries from 4000 schools across the country. Anitek Pratap Khatter, a Class IV student of The Indian School, Delhi, and Marvin Kharsohnoh of Class VIII, Pormlum Deficit Secondary School, Meghalaya, won the first prize in the sub-junior and junior Category respectively.
Distributing the prizes, Anand said students should actively learn new technology that will help them express their creativity. ‘The CII-NIIT Digital Art Festival has proved to be a right platform to bring out the latent talent of children in the field of digital arts’, he added.