Over the weekend, NIMHANS organised a national-level art workshop for people with disabilities.
Story so far: In a five-day event, 26 participants from all over the country were hosted by NIMHANS’ Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services and Department of Mental Health Education. The next one will be held on Mental Health Day in October.
- The selection process for this workshop started in April via online registration forms requiring the participants’ former works and an authorised disability certificate.
- According to officials, this is the first time a programme like this has been conducted in India.
Let’s talk art: After the second run of this workshop ends in October, the paintings from both sessions will be exhibited and sold to interested buyers. The exhibition is scheduled to take place on the International Day of Disabled Persons in December. The proceeds from this will be given back to the artists.
(Image credits: Twitter account of NIMHANS, Bengaluru)