A three-day workshop in painting and art for about 300 oppressed children of urban areas opened at the State Art Gallery at Madhapur here on Thursday.

Tourism Minister V. Vasanth Kumar who inaugurated the event said there were 72 special training centres for 3,600 oppressed children in Hyderabad.

Principal Secretary of Primary Education, Chandana Khan, said about 2,000 children would be trained in painting and art at 10 workshops across the State.