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Their talent is special

KALA KRITI, an art exhibition, organised by Mukti, an organisation dedicated to the welfare of the disabled, is a unique offering to the countless talented `differently abled' people all over the country. Twenty-one artists are taking part and their canvases will be on show at the Russian Cultural Centre on March 9 and 10. What makes each effort so remarkable is that special hands, and perhaps feet and mouths have touched them too.

For most disabled persons, their talent is a handicap, as they have to reconcile themselves to the "burden" of disability, as well as the embarrassment of being in a profession that `does not pay.' Having to work in extremely constrained circumstances, it is a miracle that these people have had the courage to continue nurturing their talent.

Hence, Mukti, decided that the best way of honouring these special people would be to hold an art exhibition for them. Mukti plans to sell the best paintings at a charity dinner to be held at the Trident Hotel on March 9. It will also be an occasion to meet the artists. The programme will begin with a cultural show at 7.00 p.m. and the auction of paintings will be held at 8.00 p.m. An interactive session with Rajat Sharma at 9.00 p.m. will follow. The proceeds from the fund-raiser will be used to provide free artificial limbs and calipers for the amputees and polio victims, waitlisted by Mukti.

For details contact Mukti at 2346973/4620665.

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