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Narendra Modi praises Udaipur boy for drawing on Swachh Bharat

Kapil Meena’s drawing won the first prize at the block and state-level contest. It was also judged the best nationally.

jaipur Updated: Sep 22, 2017 20:23 IST
Sohail Khan
In the painting, Kapil Meena displayed a few people cleaning their village and throwing litter in dustbins
In the painting, Kapil Meena displayed a few people cleaning their village and throwing litter in dustbins(HT Photo)

Kapil Meena, a class 5 student of Government Upper Primary School of Kherwara block of Udaipur, was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he won the national level drawing competition Mere Sapno Ka Bharat.

PM praised Kapil through a tweet in which he wrote: “Through this prize winning painting Kapil Meena from Udaipur showcases how public participation can result in a clean village.”

Kapil drew a village scene surrounded by trees. He also used different colors to decorate his painting.

In the painting, he displayed a few people cleaning their village and throwing litter in dustbins.

The ADPC of Sarv Siksha Abhiyan Murli Chubisa told HT that the competition was organised under Sarv Siksha Abhiyan and the first stage the competition started at the block level in which drawing competition for the students of classes 1 to 5 and an essay writing competition was organised for the students of classes 6 to 12.

Kapil’s drawing won the first prize at the block level competition held at his school on September 6. It was then sent to the state-level contest. It got the first prize there as well and finally, it was adjudged the best nationally, said Chubisa.

Sangeeta Goswami, a teacher who teaches seven-year-old Kapil, told HT that his painting has been selected from among 24 students. It has been displayed at a state level drawing competition being organised by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

Viewing Kapil’s achievement, the administration had decided to honour him with an award.