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Sangha Holds Rangoli Contest

In a bid to expose artistic talents, the Fiji Sevashram Sangha in Suva is holding a two-day rangoli competition. Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are
02 Nov 2014 12:18
Sangha Holds Rangoli Contest
Bharti Sharma adding colour to her Lord Ganesha rangoli design during the Fiji Sevashram Sangha Rangoli Competition in Suva yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

In a bid to expose artistic talents, the Fiji Sevashram Sangha in Suva is holding a two-day rangoli competition.

Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as coloured rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali and other Indian festivals.

Sangha volunteer Nirmala Lal said the competition was useful and a way of preserving the Indian art.

“This competition is a way of encouraging men, women and children to come forward and showcase their talents because it is only through initiatives like this that we are able to get out the competitors’ hidden talents,” Ms Lal said.

Close to 20 men, women and children gathered at the Sevashram Sangha to compete.

Participant Rashmi Patel said she took part every year not because she wanted to compete but because she liked art and it was a hobby.

aqela.susu@fijisun.com.fj

 




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