People with special needs paint life after COVID-19 at CHILD Foundation’s online art competition | The Daily Star
12:24 PM, September 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:27 PM, September 25, 2020

People with special needs paint life after COVID-19 at CHILD Foundation’s online art competition

CHILD Foundation recently organised an online art competition for people with special needs. Titled Art From Home, the event had participants from all over the country.

The theme of the competition was 'Days after Covid-19' and the submissions were taken into consideration from August 20 to August 31. The winners were awarded in a prize-giving ceremony at CHILD Foundation's headquarters in Gulshan. Tahrin Aman, Chairman of CHILD Foundation and Anowara Aana Aman, Secretary of CHILD Foundation were present as the chief guests of the programme.

The coronavirus outbreak has taken a toll on people with special needs, affecting their physical and mental health.  With that in mind, the organisation hoped to make their confined days more productive through art, under the slogan, Ghor theke lorai, rong-tuli te bhorai.

The participants showcased their skills in painting and drawing in three age-based categories.

For some, life after the pandemic meant playing with their friends and climbing trees with no restrictions, while for others, it meant an open sky and blooming flowers. Renowned artists Monirul Islam, Abdus Shakur,Kanak Chanpa Chakma were officiated as the judges of the event.

More than 150 participants from all around Bangladesh participated in this competition. After the final selection, 87 artworks by the participants were exhibited on CHILD Foundation's official Facebook page.

The winners were announced in an online ceremony, in the presence of the judges, along with the special guests CHILD Foundations Chairman Tahrin Aman, Secretary Anowara Aana Aman and PR Communication Head Tanvir S. Siddiky. Group A's winner was Mushrat Mahjabin Maha (9) from Bogura, Group B's winner was Abu Huraira Saad (12) from Dhaka and Group C's winner was Umma Hani Nodi (20), from Dhaka.

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