Children's talent should be nurtured, says Mohan Alva

One of the paintings displayed at Vrinda Bekal’s painting exhibition ‘Hejjegalu’ at Prasad Art Gallery.

Speaking after inaugurating the exhibition, Alva stressed the need for people to recognize talents right from childhood and nurture the same as they grow.

He regretted that many a talents are lost as a child grows due to changing priorities. Visual art was among the greatest of forms of expression and there was a need to encourage artists who have pursued their passion for art despite personal and professional challenges.

Hejjegalu is the maiden one-person exhibition of Vrinda Bekal who is presently based in Goa and most of her paintings depict different facets of womanhood.  Basically hailing from Mangalore, Vrinda Bekal is  alumnus of Ganapathy High School and St Aloysius Collage.

Despite being a computer science graduate, the world of art has always been her first calling.

She attended classes at Prasad Art gallery and learnt painting under the tutelage of Ganesh Somayyaji .

After marriage to a Naval officer she had to relocate to various places in India where her husband was transferred, she still had the craving to engage in her passion for painting.

She had her first group exibition as part of exhibits by the Naval Wives Welfare Association at Kala Academy, Panaji.

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