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Art Exhibition by NGO Hamari Kaksha: Buoyed by first year’s response, kids to put up calendars, cards too on display this time

The exhibition will be held from October 22 to October 23 at the Government Museum and Art Gallery.

Chandigarh | Updated: October 20, 2016 9:14:44 am
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The children of Hamari Kaksha — A Class Apart, a non-government organisation, will show life in all its colour, splendour, beauty and joy as part of its upcoming exhibition, Jubilant. After last year’s success in which all the 65 paintings by the children were sold, the NGO is all set with its second edition.

The exhibition will be held from October 22 to October 23 at the Government Museum and Art Gallery. Dr Anuradha Sharma, director, Hamari Kaksha, said: “The aim of holding the exhibition in an art gallery is to encourage the children and promote their art.”

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Hamari Kaksha — A Class Apart works to educate underprivileged children and keep them absorbed in academics, using several formal and non-formal techniques, an important one of which is art.

“Art is an enjoyable and fulfilling means of self expression for children,” said Anuradha.

She added that the NGO strives to recreate a childhood for the children, where there is joy and happiness and learning.

Unlike last year when only paintings by the children were showcased, this year will also exhibit other artistic endeavours like calendars, cards and bookmarks. As many as 100 children from the NGO have taken part in the exhibition.

Neha Sharma, a volunteer who has conducted art workshops with the children, said: “The children have produced a series of art, working in groups as well as individually and the exhibition is a result of team work, cooperation and exchange of ideas.”

There will be a wide range of art styles on display, as several workshops were held for the children by teachers, young artists, art lovers, who worked with them on individual levels, creating an eclectic and original collection.

Using innovative techniques, the works have been created on canvas, paper, tiles… peacocks, graphics, butterflies, flowers,
animals, nature, sea and the sky come alive in myriad shades, strokes, forms and expressions.

Each frame will bring the visitors closer to the children who have created them, narrating their stories, dreams, challenges, hopes and aspirations.

The children are waiting to see their labour of love gracing the walls of the gallery and receiving both encouragement and appreciation.

The Hamari Kaksha Art Project that culminates in an annual exhibition is a CSR initiative by QSI- PAREXEL International.

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