Iranian Children Shine in Japan’s Painting Festival

Iranian Children Shine in Japan’s Painting Festival

Iranian children and teenagers have bagged various colourful medals in the 24th edition of International Children’s Painting Competition in Japan called Hikari 2016.

The competition with the main theme of agriculture, farmlands, nature, environment, people and family, has attracted 19,987 pieces from 58 countries, said a Farsi report by Tasnim New Agency.

The Iranian team organized by Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults managed to achieve a number of gold, silver and bronze medals as well as diplomas of honour.

Milad Mikaeili, 12, from Kermanshah Province, and Mohammad-Matin Vahidi, 13, from Southern Khorasan province, have achieved a gold medal with a diploma of honour each.

Meanwhile, Fatemeh Abiri, 6, from Tehran, Taravat Maleki, 12, from Gilan province, Behnam Danesh, 14, from Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, and Rastin Tajik, 9, from Khuzestan province were among other Iranian team members who managed to win a silver medal and diploma of honour each.

Alireza Shaker Nasab, 10, from Khuzestan province, Faranak Saeedi, 14, from Kermanshah province and Fatemeh Masoudi, 14, from Fars province achieved a bronze medal with a diploma of honour each.

Sayeh Boustanchi, 8, from Kurdistan province, has also won a diploma of honour from the competition.

Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults had sent 1,300 paintings to this edition of the competition.

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