A photo exhibition titled ‘Onkur’, on children suffering from cancer began in the capital on Sunday. Organised by Mongol Deep Foundation, the exhibition was inaugurated at ‘Batighar-Smritite Shorone Aly Zaker’ in the Asiatic Centre at Banani area in the city.
Asiatic 3Sixty Group Chairman and Mongol Deep Foundation Founding Member Asaduzzaman Noor attended the inaugural ceremony.
“In this era of information technology, many things are now happening in the virtual world. But it is still important to be physically present to experience art. Through Batighor, we want to ensure such opportunities for young and talented artists. We have organised ‘Onkur’ with this very objective”, said Iresh Zaker, Founding Member of Mongol Deep Foundation.
Every year, almost three lakh children are diagnosed with cancer in our country, of which only 20 percent get cured. To increase awareness and spread a wave of compassion for those unfortunate children, the exhibition showcases photographs taken by Farhana Satu.
Farhana Satu, a photojournalist and documentary photographer, is depicting the sad realities of the underprivileged children with cancer which are often overlooked or taken for granted by casual witnesses through the photographs. Every photograph is a testament to how children with cancer can stay optimistic in the face of adversity.
The exhibition will continue till December 3 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm every day.