9 DPS Int’l Students Qualify For Next Round Of Toyota’s Global Art Context
NINE OUT OF 200 students from Tema-based Delhi Public School (DPS) International have qualified for the next level of automobile giant, Toyota’s global art contest round.
The 2019 global art context is scheduled to take place in Japan.
The nine students include Prateeksha Mahesh Shenoy, Niyathi Mahesh Shenoy, Shachi Sangai, Dev Somen Chakrabarty, all aged between 8 and 11 years.
For those under the age of eight, Leticia Mahesh Selvan and Bahira Adom qualified.
Those who qualified and are between the ages of 12 and 15 include Aarshi Jignesh Viradia, Raj Mukesh Thakwani and Adrijaa Paa.
Speaking to journalists on Saturday 2 March 2019 on the sidelines of the national competition held at DPS International, Public Relations Executive of Toyota Ghana, Suzzy Ansah, said the contest is a drawing competition where children from around the world are brought together to come up with their future mobility.
She said the kids are asked to draw their dream cars that could help solve major challenges in communities in which they find themselves.
According to her, this year’s competition is the 13th edition and that students from 90 countries where Toyota has operations would be participating.
She indicated that there were 1,300 entries from across Ghana this year, with Kumasi alone submitting 19 schools.
Ms Ansah explained that the competition has been ongoing in the country for eight years and that students were rapidly getting better and understanding what judges are looking for in their drawings.
She also praised drawings from students in the country and recounted how last year, Ghana had nine out of the 30 students who participated worldwide.
Meanwhile, Director of DPS International, Mukesh Thakwani is hopeful that his students would put up excellent performances during the next round and eventually make it to the international level.
He said teachers of the school would put in more efforts in coaching the kids to excel in the competition.
Mr Thakwani, a man who believes in hard work and discipline, has, therefore, urged the nine students to take their works seriously to make their school proud.