In an effort to nurture the talent in underprivileged children, Anu Singh, a Chandigarh based artist has come up with an initiative by the name of Star Chitrakaar.
A psychologist councillor by profession, and affiliated with American Psychology Association, Anu will not only be bringing out the talent in such children but will also be understanding their psychology through their drawings, and will offer free counselling to them.
She has done a number of exhibitions across the country and abroad, with recent one held at Manhattan, US a few months back.
Recently, Anu conducted a workshop in Chandigarh with over 50 children from NGO Aashray. The children belonging to underprivileged families who were provided with drawing material and were asked to draw and paint whatever they wanted to and were given lessons later after they had completed.
“I know there is so much talent in children, but somehow they do not get a chance to pursue it”, says Anu, adding, “I am overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and talent in these children. Star Chitrakaar is a small initiative just to encourage these children who are the bright stars around us.”
The 35-year-old plans to hold such training workshops in other parts of the tricity as well at different venues and after a year, she will be holding an exhibition of the works of these children who can be stars if allowed to grow in the right direction.
Anu is confident that with support of Star Chitrakaar, she will be able to produce some real artists. “I would be roping in with NGOs for taking this initiative further and plan to have such workshops on a monthly basis initially and weekly later so that same set of children can be repeatedly trained and counselled,” she says on a parting note. DL
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