A daylong photography exhibition, displaying images taken by underprivileged children drew the attention of a huge crowd on Sunday. The participants were the 'sponsored children' of World Vision Mymensingh ADP.
The exhibition titled “Photos Speaks to Us”, held at Brahmashaili Charutala, on the bank of Brahmaputra River of Shaheeb Quarter Park area in the town was supported by World Vision Mymensingh ADP.
Farida Yesmin, District Child Affairs officer inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest with Renu Baul, World Vision Mymensingh ADP manager in the chair.
Among others, Mymensingh Press Club secretary Ataul Karim Khokon, vice-president of Alok Chitra Shilpi Sangsad addressed the inaugural session.
The subjects of the photos featured child labour, their education, health, negative attitude towards children and school dropouts. The aim of the exhibition was to depict the condition of poor children and generate awareness about issues adversely affecting the well being of children. An eight-member team of Child Health Now (CHN), a global campaign of World Vision International led by Andrew Hassett, director of World Vision International also visited the venue.
The team members were charmed to see the photographs shot by the young photographers. They said that the children did an excellent job of capturing hard realities with their camera and should be supported more in the future.
The children also performed in a cultural show near the venue.
Pushpita Chambugang, Edunnessa Sumi, Pinki Gharami, Shanta Islam, Kotha Akhtar, Suravi Akhtar Ananya, Chisleng Richil and Muhshina Akhtar Ajmeri rendered songs at the show. The artistes were assisted by Shamimul Haque Aslam on the tabla. The cultural programme also featured a poetry recitation session.