Vipasha – a painting competition for deaf and low vision children


By: Varun

It will be the first initiative of its kind in Himachal Pradesh. Around thirty selected deaf and ten low vision children would express their feelings on canvas with colour and brush on 8th June in ‘Talent- 2008′ at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Shimla. Himachal Pradesh Chapter of Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS) and Yuva -Himachal as a part of their mass awareness and sensitization campaign about disability, are organizing this unique painting contest.

Ajai Srivastava, chairman of SDRS and convener of Yuva Himachal told HimVani that the purpose of this event is to highlight the hidden talent of the disabled children and encourage them to become a good artist. He said a jury would select 20 children for further training in fine arts on the basis of their performance in this contest. Suresh Bhardwaj, MLA from Shimla would be the chief guest and B.K. Agrawal, Secretary to the Chief Minister would preside over the prize distribution function.

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