Differently abled kids show their talent on canvas

Differently abled kids show their talent on canvas

Scores of children with learning disabilities enjoyed drawing and painting at a competition in the national capital on Tuesday. 

Pinki is visually challenged and draws using braille. “I am able to showcase my talent through such occasions. I enjoy taking part in such events and love healthy competition,” she says while drawing a scenery at the competition called Splash, for children aged between five and 15.

Ten-year-old Kaushal Yadav has cerebral palsy. “I love drawing balloons. So came here to paint with other kids. It’s so much fun to take part in such competitions,” he said.Nishtha Jain, 11 year-old lost both her arms in an accident. She draws with her toes.

“Places like these help me interact with other children and I don’t feel secluded. I love drawing and painting nature’s beauty, and have won in many competitions,” she said. “My hobbies include dancing and listening music.”

“Splash is a platform which supports and encourages artistic abilities of kids and provides them a chance to showcase their creativity,” said Nidhi Singh, Director, Concern India Foundation which organised the event with another NGO Secure Giving.

Author Bulbul Sharma interacted with the children and also judged artwork in the competition.

“Art is a very powerful teaching tool. Art activities for children with special needs not only enhance their abilities but also sharpen their mind. They should be allowed to play aimlessly,” she said.

Sharma and the kids drew a magnificent ‘Tree of life’ that will be displayed in an upcoming art exhibition in Gurgaon.

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