Karigari, A mega show of hand-painted costumes by kids organised at Tagore Theatre
By Ramesh K Dhiman
CHANDIGARH, July 30
A mega show of hand-painted ‘khadi’ costumes by young artists was organised at mini auditorium of Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday, which attracted creative minds to be a part of the colourful event. The show in which as many 40 participants in the age group between three and 40 years took part was conceptualised by Paintbox, an organisation dedicated, heart and soul, to the exploration, preservation and promotion of art and craft, the soul of our rich cultural heritage.
Programme, creative director Shoma Das, herself an acclaimed artists informed that the theme show, christened ‘Handpainted on the runway’, the first-of-its-kind in the tricity, offered an opportunity to kids and others, the future virtuosos of the country, who showcased their innate skill through their brush and easel, coupled with their creativity and confidence, bringing forth the myriad hues of nature.The gala show was attended by, besides parents and kin of the participants, art lovers from different parts of the tricity.
Elaborating more on the initiative, Ms Das said that it was a humble effort on our part to sensitize the young generation about the rich cultural heritage of our country as also to keep them off the menace of drug abuse and other social vices, adding that the exercise took over a month and a half to make it theme-perfect and presentable with the participants going the whole hog to give their hundred percent.
Later, a scintillating dance performance presented by the participants, which marked the end of the colourful evening dedicated to the art and culture.
Prof (Dr) Ranjan Kumar Mallik, Dean, Dept og Fine Arts, Chitkara University and Mr Prashant Sharma, Founder, India Kids Model and Creativator, who were the chief guests on the occasion said that such theme programme would go a long way in diverting our youth into creative pursuits. They patted the organisers for the initiative offering a level playing field to the teeny-weeny tribe of artists to showcase their talent.