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At YMCA Nandanam:Minister for Finance O. Panneerselvam visiting the gallery.
At YMCA Nandanam:Minister for Finance O. Panneerselvam visiting the gallery.

Organised by the IRIS ART Galleria Private Limited, the three-day camp inside the YMCA Gymnasium has something to say. The three-day art camp, inaugurated on Friday last in connection with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s 65th birthday, has 65 artists from Tamil Nadu between the age group of 23 and 80.

The artists have been given a subject, ‘Born to win’, and they have been asked to finish their works by Sunday.

“The magnitude of this art camp celebrating womanhood and supporting the cause of woman empowerment is a novel initiative. The government will auction the finished works and the money will be used for women empowerment across the State,” said S.K. Srinivasan, veteran sculptor and convener of the camp.

“Each artist here has a style of his own. The positive thing about the camp is that we are all working in a common platform,” said an artist participating in the camp.

The camp was inaugurated by Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme, B. Valarmathi, in the presence of Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration, B.V. Ramanaa and former Minister for School Education, N.R. Sivapathy. Minister for Finance O. Panneerselvam visited the gallery during the valedictory session and had a look on all the paintings drawn by famous artists. Chennai Mayor Saidai Sa. Duraisamy and Saidapet MLA G. Senthamizhan participated. 

Three-day art camp focuses on womanhood and woman empowerment

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