The Carter Road promenade in Bandra overflew with energy and enthusiasm on Republic Day morning as over
300 children from various slum areas in Mumbai turned up to participate in an art camp organised by Rouble Nagi Art Foundation and the NGO, Pratham
Actor and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, accompanied by daughter Alisah, who also participated in the camp
Sushmita Sen thanked Rouble Nagi for making her a part of the art camp initiative
Sushmita Sen said, "the hope and happiness Rouble brings to these awesome children is overwhelming!"
About the art camp, Sushmita Sen enthused, "Children symbolise celebration. Everything about them… their energy levels, innocent beliefs… is all about celebration. The kids today have drawn flowers, pigeons, peacocks to say that we want our country to be peaceful, and this, in itself, is a commendable thought!"
Sushmita Sen said, "Currently there are only 300 kids but she teaches art to kids from 62 slum areas. In fact, we have art exhibitions where we have also bought their artwork to support Rouble Nagi Art Foundation."
Artist-Philanthropist Rouble Nagi, "Today's children are tomorrow's citizens. The Rouble Nagi Art Foundation [RNAF] Republic Day art camp’s aim is to instil patriotism, confidence and hone artistic abilities of the children from Mumbai slums and provide them with equal educational opportunities."
About Sushmita Sen, Rouble Nagi said, "Sushmita Sen is one of the kindest people I have come across, her warmth and genuineness of approach and her special love for children known. I am glad she found time to come, support and participate in this Rouble Nagi Art Foundation Republic Day art camp, making it a grand success."
Sushmita, along with younger daughter Alisah, was present at the Rouble Nagi Art Foundation's Republic Day celebration with kids
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