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The embassy of India in association with the Tajik-India Friendship Society organised an "on-the-spot" childrens painting competition on 14t" November 2008 (Friday) from 1000 to 1200hrs in the embassy premises to commemorate the birth anniversary of first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The topics for sketching and painting were (a) "festivals (Indian/Tajik)"; (b) "market place (bazar)"; (c) "landscape"; and (d) "animals". About 70 children from different schools of Dushanbe participated in the competition. The winners (first, second and third) in different age groups were presented with prizes. The paintings were put on display in the embassy cultural centre hall on 15th November (Saturday) 1000-1200.hrs. A panel of Tajik artists judged the competition. The exhibition was followed by the prize distribution ceremony on 15th November 2008