An art exhibition entitled, 'My Dreams, My World' by specially-abled children from Deepashram (home for boys). These children have been using mediums like pastels, crayons, sketch pens, pencils, water colors and even been doing collages. Ajay, Ashok, Govind, Gulam, Javed, Johny, Kapil, Pradeep, Roshan, Shibu, Suresh, and Vicky will be exhibiting their art works and also releasing a book that captures some of their story and art at 5.30 pm on Friday, December 20th, 2019 at Arpana Fine Art Gallery, 4 /6, Siri Fort Institutional Area, New Delhi (Opp. Gate No. 2 of Siri Fort Auditorium). Ms. Olga Dycheva, Head Sputnik News Agency, India shall be opening the show. These children will also be at the gallery between 3 pm to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 21st and 22nd, 2019
The art exhibition will be on from 11 am to 7 pm on Friday to Sunday, December 20th to 22nd 2019 at Arpana Fine Art Gallery, 4 /6, Siri Fort Institutional Area, New Delhi.
- Delhi Chamber Choir will be performing western classical music at 6pm on Saturday, December 21st, 2019
- Amar, the stand-up comedian is doing a special humourous storytelling session, 'Suno Kahani' for the children at 4pm on Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
Late Shri Umesh Varma ji was an eminent artist who was very close to children and their art. This show, inspired by his values and love for children and art is organised by his son Namit Varma and curated by Aakshat Sinha (Delhi based Artist and Curator). These 12 special children are gifted artistically and artist Shikha Agarwal has been facilitating art workshops for them since 2015. The funds raised through sales of the Art works, Books and Art calendars will be used by Deepashram (home for boys) for the children.
Deepashram (home for boys) was inaugurated by Mother Teresa in 1995 and registered under Juvenile Justice Act 2015. Children Welfare Committee (CWC) has been bringing in children, who are admitted to and taken care of by Deepashram. These are children, who go missing, are orphans or have been abandoned by their family, mostly because they could not cope (financially or psychologically) with the challenges that these children faced (physically or intellectually). Deepashram currently houses 53 children (21 of those below 18 years of age).
The funds raised through sales of the Art works, Books and Art calendars will be used by Deepashram for the children.
In all of this, the most important effort is to put a smile on the children's faces and to help them believe that they are the heroes of their lives. For this financial support is needed but more importantly what is needed is to come and share this moment of pride and joy for them, with them.