Art India Foundation at Deepotsav 2022
Art India Foundation put up two stalls at the pre Diwali exhibition Deepotsav 2022 which was held at PYC Hindu Gymkhana on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2022. We displayed the Diwali creations by children undergoing cancer treatment at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai as well as by children from School for Hearing and Speech Impaired, run by Indian Red Cross Society, Pune. We had announced upfront that the entire sale proceeds of these artefacts from this fair will be handed over to the respective organisations.
Response to Diwali exhibition
The response to our stalls at this Diwali fair was excellent. On sale were greeting cards, diyas and other artefacts made by the children from these two institutions. The visitors to our stalls were pleasantly surprised to see the quality of the artefacts that were displayed.
Visit of children from School for Hearing and Speech Impaired
The principal of the school Smt. Mrunal Sarade organised the visit of some of the students to our stalls at the fair. They were delighted to see their creations being displayed at the fair. It was a proud moment for the students, their teachers and the management of the school to see that their artefacts were being received well and several visitors purchased these artefacts. We witnessed some beautiful moments when they had an interaction with visitors including two young girls. The school principal acted as the interpreter between the two translating sign language into spoken word and vice versa.
Children communicate using sign language
See these videos with students from School for Hearing and Speech Impaired as they talk about their creations at the exhibition venue and interact with visitors.
Students talk about their creations at the exhibition venue
Students interact with visitors at the exhibition
Visitors to our stalls
Several friends, well wishers and supporters of our work at Art India Foundation visited the stalls and appreciated the artefacts created by the children from these two organisations.
Diwali creations by special children
Diwali creations by hearing and speech impaired children
Diwali artefacts by children undergoing cancer treatment