The jury members for Khula Aasmaan children's art contest - Edition I (2016) included well-known personalities such as Yashwant Pitkar, Milburn Cherian and Chitra Vaidya.
Prof. Yashwant Pitkar
Recently retired as Principal of Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai after a long stint of active teaching for 28 years. Is known to be a multi faceted personality. Has been a member of several committees, has several books, articles, seminars and workshops to his credit. Despite being so occupied in his professional and related commitments, he finds time to pursue his hobbies of fountain pen collecting and photography.
Graduated in visual communication from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Milburn is known for her highly detailed and intricate forms which straddle all possible aspects of human life. She has had several solo shows and has been a part of numerous group shows and art camps in India as well as other countries. She has contributed to a number of charities by making available her paintings for raising funds.
Chitra completed her graduate and postgraduate studies from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai and has eleven solo and fifteen group exhibitions at leading galleries to her credit. The range of themes in her exhibitions reflect her active mind and keen spirit of exploration. She has been working with children for several years and has conducted numerous workshops and demonstrations.