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Public schools in Punjab are having a hard time retaining students in classrooms, many of which lack proper furniture to seat students along with a general lack of toilets and boundary walls in schools. But despite the deplorable situation in many public schools, the authorities concerned have been unable to fully utilize the non-salary budget (NSB) during the outgoing quarter.

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist.” That cannot be closer to truth, as displayed by budding artists from across the country at the 7th Art Beat National Child Art Competition and Exhibition. This year’s themes – My Likes, My Dreams, My City, My Village – urged children to explore their inner voices to come up with works about what they liked, what they wanted to be and how they envisioned the environment and the people around them.