KOCHI: They come in a variety of designs and colours. The paintings by the students of Government’s Children Home at Kakkanad titled ‘Aalekh 2017’ are a visual treat and have been exhibited at the civil station for public viewing. According to R K Chandrababu, an artist who convened the exhibition-cum-art show, apart from the 34 paintings, students have also dabbled with jewellery and sculptures. “The children have painted using mediums like oil and water colours,” he said.
Students of the Social Work department at Ragagiri College of Social Sciences organised the event in association with the District Child Protection unit. District Collector Muhammed Y Safeerullah inaugurated the function at the conference hall in the Collectorate. “The event is aimed at encouraging the children and helping them financially,” said Safeerullah. A three-minute show titled ‘Music with art’ by Chandrababu was also organised as part of the programme.
“Each of the students have a unique way of representing their art. Some chose to do drawings of nature while some chose to draw pictures of homes. This reflects their wish to unite with their family members,” said Chandrababu. He later took free art classes at the Children’s Home. The event was sponspored by KLM group. Preeti Wilson, Social Justice Officer, K B Saina, DCPO Jose Kutty, Child Welfare Association members also participated in the event.