CreativeSaathi specialsaathi

Winners of the SpecialSaathi Art competition 14th November 2022

Winners of category I
Age group- 6 to 12 years

First position- Lavanya Iyer, 9years, Gurgaon, Radha Krishna

1st position – Lavanya Iyer, 9years, Gurgaon. Painting – Radha Krishna

Feed back by jaya Mulraj– she has tried to put many things in it, its very innovative and original.

Feedback by Monika Saroch– I like the originality of the work. It is pure, innocent and depicts emotions beautifully.

First position- Manasi Deverkonda, 9years, Gurgaon, Time flies

1st position-:Maanasvi Deverkonda, 9 years Gurgaon. Painting- Time flies.

Feed back by Monika saroch – Lovely texture and effects. Neatly done. Theme is executed beautifully
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Its clean and quite unique painting.

Second position- Kabir Vernal, 11years, Hyderabad, Lollipop forest

2nd position– Kabir Vernal. 11 years, Hyderabad, Painting- Lollipop forest

Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– very clean and use of vibrant colors.
Feedback by Monika Saroch – nice and clean

Third position- Vishishtha Parashar, 6 years

3rd position– Vishishtha Parashar, 6 years 10 months, Delhi. Painting- Abstract art

Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– nice balance of colours
Feedback by Monika Saroch– Lovely colours; there is harmony and balance in the painting

Third position- Prajakta Dey, 12 years

3rd position– Prajakta Dey
12 years, Mysore

Feedback by Monika Saroch– nice effort
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Neat and clean painting with glitter

Winners of Category II
Age group 12+ to 18 years

1st position– Morpheus Nag
Age 15, Chandigarh

Feedback by Monika Saroch– The drawing skills are excellent, it’s a masterpiece.
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj-
Mind blowing painting

Second position- Dhrov Tikoo, 14 years

2nd position– Dhrov Tikoo
14 years, Delhi

Feedback by Monika Saroch– mature work, beautifully done.
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Nice artwork

Second position- Nikhil Thotam, 15 years

2nd position– Nikhil Thotam
15 years, New Jersey, USA. Painting- Abstract flaming.

Feedback by Monika Saroch– Harmony of the colours makes it striking
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Beautiful color combination with beautiful picture.

Third position- Shikhar Asthana, 15 years

3rd position: Shikhar Asthana, 15 years Noida.

Feedback by Monika Saroch– its a lovely work.
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Good effort.

Third position- Shubh Pathak, 14 years

3rd position: Shubh Pathak, 14 years, Greater Noida
Feedback by Monika Saroch– Lovely work
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Nice, shiny work with good finishing.

Feedback from the coordinators for all the participants

Congratulations to all the budding artists for putting efforts in participating.
None of them is less than a masterpiece for me, I wish you all love and blessings โค๏ธ Anshul Batra

Kudos to all the kids for creating beautiful and mature artwork! Love the way parents shared their child’s work and connected with us. Lots of love and blessings. Shilpi Mayank Awasthi

Congratulations all the winners!! The winning entries will be featured in the specialsaathi annual calendar 2023. It will be out in January 2023.

There will be an online Art exhibition tomorrow on our website which will feature all the wonderful artworks sent by our budding artists during the competition.


“The Bakergirl”- a beautiful journey of Muskaan by Divya Surie

Muskaan as the name suggests “Smile”๐Ÿ˜Š a happy and a lovable girl born with delayed milestones and speech issues.

The initial beginning years of her growth were a bit tough to understand her anxiety and restless nature. But through various speech therapies, intervention lot of things were controlled and settled. But years passing by with age and other factors the question โ“ was how to engage Muskaan in company of other peer group company.

So I started doing small play dates at home, with support of her private teachers we started doing in house summer cooking and winter sports parties. Cooking classes by Chef Mom ๐Ÿ˜€with one or two kids to make muskaan adjust & socialize too.

But that was just a beginning then I made her participate in Sports meet & though she was hesitant but constant encouragement she Won medals like Silver ๐Ÿฅˆ and Bronze for all three consecutive yrs. (2017-2019)

Then I made her join dance class & to our surprise she made us proud by getting her first trophy ๐Ÿ† in a dance show organised by “Sharda Sangeet Kala Kendra” ( Lions Club Noida) in yr 2019.
As a mother my first step to see her perform on stage infront of 100 people was a moment of pride.

After seeing her gaining the confidence to be on stage I wanted to give her yet another opportunity so I organized my Sale of Garments & put up a second stall of Art & Craft stuff which she made herself during the Art classes. To our surprise with the support of my friends, family and people visiting stall the “Sale”was a big hit. Each and every product from wedding envelope to tag cards, paper bags etc was sold in less than 2hrs.

Then we started organising more such Sale events about once or twice a year.
Last Sale was towards “Diwali” side, we made beautiful diyas, paper bags, gift tags & fridge magnets.

Further to our achievement we got the opportunity to collaborate with Sitaara Crafts at the beginning of this wonderful year Jan’22. Sitaara Crafts is a platform where specially abled kids can showcase their hidden & extraordinary talent. Our handicraft products like envelopes, tags, tote ๐Ÿ›๏ธ bags and pouches became a hit on Instagram social media.

And this Navratri festival of 2022, 4th Oct we did our first joint venture Sale which was a hit. ( By Muskaan & Tarini founder of Sitaara Crafts).

Also even during lockdown and pandemic problem we didn’t stop, Muskaan won Art contest, Cooking & Computer contest organised by “Sunrise Learning” and Orane kids” Special School.

Seeing Muskaan taking interest in cooking too apart from Art & Craft, we then started making dishes like cookies, Ladoo’s, Tea cakes & Choco mousse and Corn chaat…etc.

So with constant courage & spirit “to do” & keep the ” Josh” high ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‹we have launched our “Muskaan’s Bakery Products”๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿช an in house outlet.

And iam really happy to share the kind of response which we are getting is overwhelming.

Last but not the least, as we hear” Work till u succeed”…was my motto & my brilliant daughter cleared her NIOS exam class 3 & 5 level with “A”grade in 2020 & 2021). Which was the biggest challenge I took to educate her on my own though with the help of her school Step by Step & her hardworking teachers support.

My Journey with Muskaan has been a full of
Achievements, ๐Ÿ’• love and happiness.

With god’s grace and blessings of my guruji & with my husband’s & parents support, I hope to continue doing my best and make Muskaan as an independent & social human being.

Regards Divya Surie m o Muskaan Surie.