Varnam – A festival of colors

Varnam

Varnam” is  an annual painting competition for children organized by Finland Malayalee Association. An event where children get a chance to put down their imagination on paper  and give it colors with the medium they are comfortable with.

Every year FIMA conducts the painting competition in the second half of November for children in the age group of 6 to 15. The paintings from the event are collected and are  shown across the libraries in the capital region of Finland. In 2016, more than 30 children of Indian origin participated in the event. The judges of the event in 2016 were Mr.Kaj Frosblom  and Mrs. Rafaella  Seppälä. Ambassador of India in Finland Shri. Ashok Kumar Sharma presided over the event as  the chief guest.

Mr. Kaj Frosblom and Mrs Rafaella Seppälä looking at the paintings by children

Mr. Kaj Frosblom and Mrs Rafaella Seppälä looking at the paintings by children

Price Distribution Ceremony of the Varnam 2016.

The participants were felicitated by the Embassy of India in an event held together with the first exhibition of the painting works in Entresse, Espoon Keskus Library.

 

Results of Varnam 2016

Theme and workshop details 2016

 

From the Etela haaga Library exhibition

Felicitation of the winners and participants, by the Embassy of India. Entresse Library, Espoon keskus

Varnam Felicitation by the Ambassador of India in Finland

 

Further, exhibitions of the works were held at the Etala haaga Library as well as the Library 10 in Helsinki.

From the Etela haaga Library exhibition

From the Etela haaga Library exhibition

From the Etela haaga Library exhibition

From the Etela haaga Library exhibition

From the Etela haaga Library exhibition

From the Etela haaga Library exhibition

From the Etela haaga Library exhibition

From the Etela haaga Library exhibition

Entresse Library – Espoon Keskus 27 March 2017 to 16 April 2017 South Haaga Library 22nd May to 16th June 2017 Library 10 , Helsinki 14th – 27th August 2017

FIMA executive members setting up the exhibition in Library 10 Helsinki

Varnam Exhibition at Library 10 Helsinki

The schedules of the exhibitions of Varnam 2016 were as below.

 


Entresse Library – Espoon Keskus
 
27 March 2017 to 16 April 2017
 
South Haaga Library
 
22nd May to 16th June 2017
 
Library 10 , Helsinki
 
14th – 27th August 2017