Students of St Mary’s School in Mazgaon have come together to help in the uplift of a tribal school in Palghar district, through paintings made by them. Proceeds from the sale of these paintings will be used to finance not only basic infrastructure but also for the e-learning activities of the 450-student tribal school. The exhibition showcases around 140 paintings, made by seven students of the school. “I am impressed by the way varied themes have been handled by these youngsters. These students are an inspiration to everyone, including elders. I really appreciate the effort taken by the students to help the tribal school,” said Dattatrey Padsalgikar, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.
S Ravindranath, the art teacher who mentored the students, spoke about the importance of inspiring students to be better citizens.
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“Students should be motivated and inspired to help the deprived. They should be taught about the state of day-to-day affairs,” said Ravindranath, adding the students have worked for about six months for the exhibition.
The exhibition titled ‘Dreamatorium’ is organised by the school, in collaboration with Vedanta Welfare Foundation, an NGO working for providing basic amenities to villages across Maharashtra. “I was never good with paintings earlier. But this exhibition has offered me an opportunity to realise that I was pretty good at drawing what I see. I have experimented with different textures in each of the paintings,” said Parshva Dhariwal, who has painted 24 paintings for the exhibition.