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Paintings made by jail inmates exhibited in Jaipur

Posted on Oct 03, 02:15PM | UNI

Creativity prevailed-over their criminal instinct-, as colours and brush under able guidance, in captivity in the Jaipur Central Jail, brought out artistic capability in 19 inmates whose paintings today attracted art lovers at the Jawahar Kala Kendra here today.

Around 35 paintings made by a group of 19 jail inmates were displayed at an exhibition that was inaugurated by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the Sudarshan Hall at the Jawahar Kala Kendra on the occasion of the Gandhi Jayanti.

The show was the outcome of the initiative taken by renowned art guru Yaswant Kumar of the Royal Arts Institute Jaipur and his team that had offered to jail authorities to impart painting lessons and tips to jail inmates to brush-up creativity in them.

In the process the immates created around 40 fine paintings in a period of about three-and-a-half months.

One of their fine painting of Radha Krishna portrait was sold for over Rs 35,000 at the onset of the exhibition itself, Deputy Superintendent of Police Vidhyadhar Dudi who is supervising and coordinating the exhibition said.

Mr Dudi said that this is the first initiative of its sort taken in the Jaipur Central Jail here which had yielded very encouraging results.