kochi: the electronic magazine gives children a space to present their works of art | Kochi News

Kochi: A group of young comic creators Cochin have started a project to create an online art magazine featuring children’s art across the country. The magazine, which will be called “Unity in Diversity”, aims to present the children’s point of view on the importance of unity in diversity, a phrase often used to describe the unity of Indians despite their diversity in terms of geography, language, culture, etc. .
The project will be spearheaded by the Hope On team, which includes Sanid Asif Ali, Nithin Mathew and Rameeza Parveen, who have been carrying out various comic-related activities in Kochi to keep students and art lovers engaged during the pandemic. Ali said that through the project, they have invited works from children/youth in the age groups 6-9, 10-13 and 14-17. The work can be a story, a poem, an article, an illustration, a cartoon or a comic strip on the theme “Unity in Diversity”.
Ali said there is no other country in the world as diverse as India. “We have always believed that India is a microcosm of the world, and we intend to show the world that such a diverse group can co-exist through works of art. We just wanted to give the platform to our young audience to tell us their point of view on the importance of unity, harmony and solidarity in these uncertain days because the future belongs to them. We believe that a magazine created by various groups of children across the country speaking of unity would be a tribute to our country,” Ali said.
The art magazine will be published electronically and will be available to everyone. They also plan to launch a print copy at an official function as a tribute to the revival of art and artists after nearly two years of the pandemic.
“Entries received will be edited and selected entries will be used to create a one-of-a-kind art magazine. We intend to make this an annual magazine. We hope the process of contributing to such a magazine improves at both the artistic talent and the social engagement of the children. The best entries from each group will receive exciting prizes,” said Mathew.
The project was launched on Monday and applications will be accepted until April 30. Interested people can send their works with name, tutor name, full address and school address to [email protected] email address.

Christopher S. Washington