Mumbai experienced the most prestigious and iconic art event where well known social worker cum artist Vimala Nandakumar (Founder- Chairperson of Shaktii Girl’s Education Trust) showcased her new collection of Paintings titled “The Girl -Sarva-shakti-Mayi”. The Exhibition was inaugurated by the Bollywood famous personality Deepti Naval, Aarti Savur (CEO Parishar Asha) and Ujjwala Haware (Chairperson of Haware Engineers & Builders Pvt Ltd) at Cymroza Art gallery Mumbai on Thursday 24 May. While praising the work of Vimala Nandakumar, Deepti Naval said, “It’s a pleasure to be present here and take a glimpse of Vimala ji’s paintings. Each painting is a subconsciously motivated image provoking a feeling, an emotion and a thought at the same time.”
Shaktii is an After – School Programme for underprivileged girl students at Kharghar , Navi Mumbai. Since its inception in 2015, Shaktii has helped many girls. The exhibition is an effort to raise funds for the Trust. The proceeds from the sale of paintings will be donated to Shaktii Girl’s Education Trust.
The exhibition includes the paintings, all by Ms Vimala Nandakumar (acrylic, oil, water colour, charcoal, soft pastel colour and Tanjore paintings). The theme of the exhibition is “The Girl” described as Sarva-Shaki-Mayi, in her many moods and aspects. In addition, a few paintings outside the above theme are also on display.
Shaktii programme endeavours to educate, empower and edify girls. The programme is free. The school fees paid by the students are reimbursed at the end of the term. Students are taken on field trips. It is a child-centric programme with emphasis on learning Mathematics, English and Science along with music, art, craft and dance. Specialists are invited to teach life skills to the girls.