Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Poems & paintings to create awareness on women's ailments

Mysore, Mar. 31- Art for art's sake has been transformed into art for the sake of raising awareness about the various ailments that women face. This awareness is created in a series of paintings and poems by Dr. H.T. Chidananda, Principal of Mandya and Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences and showcased by his wife, T. Hemavathi, advocate, painter and poet, who is also an ex-Corporator.
This exhibition is part of day-long International Women's Day being celebrated by the Mysore City Mahila Congress at the Platinum Jubilee auditorium in JK Grounds here. The function was inaugurated by Muktharunissa Begum, Ex-MLA, this noon.
On the occasion, City Mahila Congress felicitated Dr. Geetha Avadhani, Superintendent, KR Hospital, Dharanidevi Malagathi, DySP and renowned poet; Neelamma, a social worker.
About 20 poems and paintings are on show. The poems in colloquial Kannada are understandable by common women. The hormonal problems like hyperthyroidism, dysmenorrheal, menopause, pregnancy, breast feeding and other common diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, asthma, allergy and sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS, syphilis and gonorrhea which every woman ought to be made aware have been done through this medium of poems and paintings.

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