Kolkata, Sep 07 (UNI) Riding on its popularity and innovations, Sunfeast Open '07 will this time give out a painting, inspired by the students across the country, by renowned artist Wasim Kapoor as the trophy.
The painting comes with a prize money of USD 1,75,000 which makes it South Asia's biggest tennis spectacle. Promoted by Mahesh Bhupathi's Globosports, this edition will feature some of the marquee players from across the globe, including Daniela Hantuchova, Marion Bartoli, Maria Krilenko and our own Sania Mirza.
The aim to connect with the audience has led to the ''Be the inspiration'' contest for school children across the country.
The final four winning entires, one from each region, are Shivaji Das, Belur High School, Kolkata, Dhruvi Haria, M H F High School, Mumbai, Madhurima Patwary, New State Academy, Delhi and A J S Lakshmishree, Bethesda School, Bangalore.
Wasim Kapoor, who unveiled his ''Oil on Canvas'' painting today, said, ''The painting is a collage of the ideas of the top four paintings from across the country. It is a great idea and I was amazed to see the talent of little children.'' The contest drew over fifty thousand entries from children across India, providing them a great opportunity to showcase their talent and gain recognition for their interest in art.
The theme for this year's contest was ''Culture of my Region'', capturing the essence of rich cultural heritage of India.
Tournament Director Jaideep Mukherjea, who was present on the occasion, said, ''The biggest Sunfeast Open will also boast of the most innovative winner's trophy. A rare painting upholding a mini India.'' Sunfeast Brand Group's Manager Devarajan Iyer and actor Chiranjeet were also present on the occasion.