Thiruvananthapuram: Silpa Sivaraman, a student of St. Marys Higher Secondary School, Pattom, has bagged the first prize in the national-level painting competition for children organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare in 2009.
Four other students from Kerala have also won prizes in different categories, general secretary of the Kerala State Council for Child Welfare P. Krishnan announced here on Tuesday.
Silpa outclassed rivals from other States to emerge first in the category for children in the 13-16 age group. The theme of the painting was �Favourite Season. The second prize in the category went to P.R. Vaisakh, a student of the NMHSS, Moothakunnam, Ernakulam, for his work on environmental protection. Amrita Prakash of St. Theresas Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School bagged a consolation prize to take Keralas tally in the group to three.