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Drawing competition for disabled at Indian Museum

Kolkata: Around 100 specially-abled youngsters participated in a drawing competition at Indian Museum on International Day of Persons With Disabilities on Tuesday.

International Day is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992, it has been observed with varying degrees of success around the world.

The theme for 2019's IDPWD is 'Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: Taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda'.

"We have been observing IDPWD for the past three years. On this day, we organise different programmes for specially-abled people. We want to offer these children a platform to boost their confidence," said Sayan Bhattacharya, education officer of the Indian Museum.

The drawing competition saw the differently-abled children portraying colorful interpretations of the world they perceive. Bhattacharya said differently-abled children often express their minds through bright colors and splendid drawings.

The drawing competition was organised to help them unravel their hidden skills. "We are grateful to the Indian Museum for organising drawing competition. My daughter Ananya Biswas is also a one of the participants. She is very excited," said Shyamali Biswas, mother of a differently-abled child. Along with the drawing competition, the Indian Museum also organised a story-telling competition and gallery visit for the differently-abled persons.

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