A glimpse into world of visually impaired

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If you ask eight students belonging to Government School for the Blind in Tilaknagar here  displaying worli paintings at an exhibition named ‘Black Art’, they can paint and also share with you, the world that exists within their imagination.

Expressing their feelings to Deccan Herald, specially-abled student Lokesh said: “We can’t share our feelings with anybody. We don’t have the imagination that you possess to express ourselves. All we can do is touch. But even then we don’t know how it is, in the actual sense.”

Having spent two days in K Javaregowda Park at Saraswathipuram, the students were taken around by their ‘art’ teacher Moglee, who indeed exposed them to the environment. “When Moglee sir first  told us to paint, we were shocked and felt we couldn’t do it. But then he told us to imagine about different objects and encouraged us to put it on canvas,” Lokesh recalled.

Describing the experience, another specially-abled student-artist Shivu said, “We want to take you into our world. The paintings represent the way we imagine the world.”

Commenting about his new-found passion for painting, Shivu said, “I would definitely want to continue.” He said that they didn’t even know to use a brush, a few days ago. But after learning the art, he said, “We will definitely show that the blind can paint.”

CAVA student Sushma said that it was a new experience for her. “We’ve never even thought about how visually impaired persons imagine.

“But they have shown a glimpse of what goes on in their minds.” She also believes that with proper training they can definitely do better.

A blood donation camp has been organised by by Jeevadhara Blood Bank, at the same park.

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