Specially abled women visit sculpture park

category Regional, patiala, , tags Regional, patiala, , DW BUREAU PATIALA The experience of visually impaired women with the sculptures of Punjabi University, turned out to be cherish-able and unique. This was the first time that these women went round the sculpture park sculptures near Punjabi Bhavan.Daljit Ami, Director, Educational Multimedia Research Center, led the tour and shared the details of the sculptures. He explained the thought behind these sculptures made in the early 1980s and the related historical references. This Kala Parikrama event was part of the series of International Women s Day events. Stating its purpose, Daljit Ami said that celebrating Women s Day means taking steps towards equality at all levels. Associating visually-impaired, hearing and speech-impaired women with sculptures is a step towards creating equality in terms of artistic expertise. Generally, such days are celebrated with reference to discrimination and call for equality. The whole thing revolves around the points of employment opportunities and restoration of dignity. The focus of this event was to include art like sculpting in the mentorship of visually-impaired, hearing and speech-impaired women. During the walk every blind person had an escort and deaf and mute women were supported by sign language interpreter to facilitate communication. Daljit Ami said that eyes, ears and nose are not the only important organs to appreciating art but touch is equally important. He asked every person participating in the walk to touch each sculpture and express their tactile experience. The women involved in this event expressed their feelings by touching each sculpture. Vijay Yamla along with his colleagues performed four songs on the structure named Temple of Fertility . With this, the relationship between sculpture and music as different art forms became part of the dialogue.In-charge of Center for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Dr. Kiran thanked all the participants after the event and said that Daljit Ami had taken a new initiative to bring art to the visually impaired and hearing-impaired women. (editor dailyworld.in)


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