Cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov congratulated the winners of the children's drawings contest dedicated to the first manned space flight

On April 28, the RCSC in Chennai announced the winners of the children's drawing contest dedicated to the first manned space flight. The competition, which was organized by the RCSC together with “Space Kidz India”, was held from April 7 to 20 in an online format. Around 150 artworks from Indian students aged 9 to 14 years were posted on the RCSC’s Facebook page. “I am particularly pleased to note that in a large number of competitive children's works there were images of the first cosmonaut. This means that in far away and friendly India, they remember and honour the feat of Yuri Gagarin, ”said the main jury of the contest, Yuri Pavlov-Rusyaev, a famous Russian artist, member of the Union of Artists of Russia, winner of the first prize of the Tashkent Biennale of Arts in 2001, in his video message to the participants. Around 40 works were selected for an exhibition at the RCSC in Chennai, which will take place after the end of the quarantine. The artists of the ten best works will receive memorable prizes from the organizers. The main gift for all participants was a video greeting received from the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, from the Pilot-Cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Salizhan Sharipov: “I'd like to congratulate the winners and participants of the competition. I hope that you will continue to study cosmonautics and, of course, participate in such magnificent competitions. ”