Press Esc to close

Learn about rare diseases at art exhibition

Bengaluru, March 2, 2016, DHNS 1:17 IST
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon Ltd, and Prof Vijay Chandru, Honorary Director, Centre for Health Ecologies and Technology (CHET), take a look at artworks made by children  suffering from rare diseases. dh photo
To generate awareness on rare diseases, the Centre for Health Ecologies and Technology (CHET) organised an art exhibition and film festival, Blue Ribbon, in the City on Tuesday.

The art exhibition, curated by contemporary artist Ranjana Ramchander at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), showcases artwork by children and young adults suffering from rare diseases.

The young artists, who are mostly under the age of 20, are affected by conditions such as thalassemia, hemophilia, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PID) among others.

The artwork was obtained by the Autism and Rare Diseases Awareness (ARDA) team through various rare disease patient advocacy associations in Bengaluru, such as Hemophilia Society-Bangalore Chapter, Thalassemia Society of Karnataka and Dystrophy Annihilation Research Trust (DART).

Eminent Artist Balan Nambiar said: “With some exceptions, almost all works are done by children between the ages of six and 16 or by those who are older but their mindset is still young. Most of them have used brilliant colours and bold lines, which reveals their passion in delineating their feeling, either by intuition or by intention.”

“This is the first art exhibition and film festival in India to focus on rare diseases and we aim to make it an annual event,” said the management of CHET, who conducted the event under their ARDA outreach programme.

The film festival, curated by Namitha A Kumar, showcased award winning films — The Indomitable Spirit by Maya Chandra and Extraordinary Measures by Tom Vaughan — that shed light on rare diseases.
DH News Service

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal in action during the first ODI cricket match against India at the HPCA...

Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal in action during the first ODI cricket match against India at the HPCA...

Family members of various fishermen, who are still missing following cyclone Ockhi...

Family members of various fishermen, who are still missing following cyclone Ockhi...

LGBT people raise slogans during 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk in Kolkata on Sunday...

LGBT people raise slogans during 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk in Kolkata on Sunday...

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu honours MSSRF Chairman M S Swaminathan at an award function...

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu honours MSSRF Chairman M S Swaminathan at an award function...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a lotus-garland by the BJP workers during an election..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a lotus-garland by the BJP workers during an election..

Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of India's main opposition Congress Party, is garlanded by supporters..

Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of India's main opposition Congress Party, is garlanded by supporters..

Dressed in Santa Claus outfits, a diver feeds sardines as part of events to celebrate...

Dressed in Santa Claus outfits, a diver feeds sardines as part of events to celebrate...

A model showcases a creation by designer Tarun Tahiliani at Fashion Tour 2017 in Mumbai...

A model showcases a creation by designer Tarun Tahiliani at Fashion Tour 2017 in Mumbai...

A farmer works at his mustard field at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar on Saturday...

A farmer works at his mustard field at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar on Saturday...

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans during a training session at Kathua, about 90 kms from Jammu...

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans during a training session at Kathua, about 90 kms from Jammu...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.