Specially abled children show their art on Children’s Day

This special art exhibition at Nehru Centre, Mumbai opened on the eve of Children’s Day. The show featured paintings by more than 50 specially abled children. The children with disabilities included visually impaired children, physically challenged children, mentally challenged children, children with speech impairment, children with hearing impairment, deaf and dumb children.

The show was quite impressive. Mrs. Nina Rege and Sumeet Patil put together this show. In addition to their efforts, teachers from different schools contributed in various ways. For instance, Sameeksha Mohite and others, worked hard to make this exhibition a success.

Children with disabilities at the exhibition

Exhibition highlights

The star draw from the show was the group painting by 40 girls from Jagruti school for the blind at Alandi near Pune. This was partly because of the fact that this large work of art was in monochromatic green. Prashant Bania used a colourful array of houses and roofs in his paper collage work. Tejaswini Patil presented her colourful paper collage artworks. In addition, show had several paintings by mentally challenged children from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar school at Mumbai.

Group painting by visually impaired children


Collage by Prashant Bania, a divyang artist


Artwork by Tejaswini Patil, a differently abled artist


Paintings by Prashant Bania and Tejaswini Patil


Children with mental disabilities and their teachers

Khula Aasmaan will reach out to specially abled children

Khula Aasmaan, the platform for creative expression by children and young adults, is committed being inclusive. It looks forward to working with specially abled children or differently abled children. It will actively collaborate with individuals and organisations who work with divyang children.

Khula Aasmaan invites parents, teachers and organisations working with specially abled children to share their creations with Khula Aasmaan. Khula Aasmaan will explore ways to encourage these children and promote their art and craft.

Here is a blog post about the story of Janelle, who did not allow dyslexia to stifle her dreams