A three-day-long international children art festival titled ‘Paint Your Dream’, organized by Focus Bangladesh, will kick off today at Bangladesh Club, Uttara, Dhaka. Md. Atiqul Islam, former president of BGMEA, will inaugurate the festival while media personality Tasik Ahmed, Indian painter Amit Kapoor, Nepalese painter Anita Bhattri, eminent artist Md. Shahid Hossain and Focus Bangladesh’s founder Md. Kauser Hossain will also grace the occasion with their presence.
This year total 371 children artists of three age groups from Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Iran, China and India are participating in this festival. Their artworks will be exhibited at the festival from tomorrow. Indian painter Amit Kapoor, Nepalese painter Anita Bhattri and Md. Kauser Hossain will conduct a day-long workshop on children art there on the same day.
“Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as fine art, music, dance, instrument playing, recitation etc. are as important now in children’s education as literacy is for the illiterates. Fine art is the most beneficial means to help the students cultivate their imaginative power and creativity. By participating in these sorts of events, students can effectively enhance their confidence level as well,” said Nepalese painter and children art workshop conductor Anita Bhattri.
“Art can play an important role in the socialization process of children. Through this, children can express their feelings to each other regardless of their language, race and culture. It helps a child to form a better viewpoint towards society. In this exhibition children from 6 countries are participating and it is expected that they will come to know each other’s culture through this event. I think if a child loves art and drawing, it does not mean that he must become an artist in future. Painting renders a child an opportunity to expand his mind,” said Focus Bangladesh’s founder Md. Kauser Hossain about this festival.
Focus Bangladesh has always highlighted the importance of children art and emphasized the possibility of emotional development of children through creative art. They believe that practicing art can help children to connect and develop their brains and enhance their motor skills. ‘Focus Bangladesh’ not only encourages children to exercise art but also sees it as a compulsory subject in this new age of versatility and competition.
With a certificate distribution ceremony and a cultural programme in the evening, the exhibition will come to an end on Sunday, October 07, 2018.