Berhampur, June 29 (LocalWire): As many as 490 school students participated in the online painting competition held on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking in Ganjam district.
The online competition was organized by the Berhampur Police to create awareness among school children on the illicit trafficking and drug abuse.
As many as 18 best paintings of students along with their names have been posted in the twitter account of SP (Berhampur) Pinak Mishra.
“We are really overwhelmed by the quick response of the students.
Hopefully, all these students have understood about the menace of drug abuse and illicit trafficking,” said the SP.
The paintings which they have drawn on the topics were very attractive and one could understand about the ill-effect of the drug abuse though the drawings, said another senior police officer.
“We have communicated about the online completion of the paintings to the school students through the district education officer (DEO) Ganjam at about 9 am on Friday.
The deadline of receiving the entries was fixed at 4 PM, said Sarthak Ray, DSP (traffic) who coordinated the online competition.
Even after 4 PM, we have received several entries through WhatsApp across the district,” he said.
A panel was formed to select the best three of the paints to post in the social media.
“Panel members were so impressed that they have selected the best 18 paints to post which are very attractive,” he added.
“Children have been affected a lot due to the Corona pandemic.
Without school and regular interactions, they are not getting just bored at home, but their mental growth might be affected.
Such types of competitions which engage them in creative activities are welcoming steps,” added Sudipta Panigrahy, a psychologist.