Permanent children’s art gallery opens in Child Welfare Committee office
Kozhikode: Kids creativity was unleashed when told to express their thoughts on freedom on paper. It birthed a trove of paintings, which now grace the so far barren walls of the first children’s art gallery in the Child Welfare Committee office, Vellimaadukunnu.
The imaginative works of child inmates of Children’s and Nirbhaya Homes are on display here. It was as part on the Independence Day celebrations, that children were directed to portray their idea of freedom as part of the ‘Wings of Freedom’ programme. Supplied with paper, paints and brushes; they were roused out of Covid-19 induced languor. Various aspects of freedom sprang forth from their animated spirits.
Eighty five such creations are on colourful display. To accommodate this turnout, the walls of the Child Welfare Committee office in the Social Justice complex were converted into a permanent art gallery. Efforts are on to make these available for online viewing.
Adv. Babita Balraj, district chairperson of Child Welfare Committee, inaugurated the exhibition; with committee chairman P M Thomas presiding. Child Protection Officer Sheeba Mumtaz C K, Adv. Sapna Parameswarath, K B Smitha, Sasi Kumar and Ahmed Rasheed also spoke on the occasion. The exhibition will end on September 27.