Maytas conducts painting competition for street children

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Hyderabad, Nov 24 (UNI) An artist in every child, largest painting competition for street children was conducted by the city-based Maytas Properties.

'Balakalakaar-2008, an artist in every child' at the Lalitha Kala Thoranam, was conducted to build an environment to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged children.

A staggering 3200 street children participated in the event, a company release said yesterday.

The selected talented street kids will be mentored by the top artists from the industry, who will also support their growth in this field. The best paintings done by these children will be auctioned and the collected funds will be used for their basic education. It will support them financially as well as make these children rely on their own talent to make their life a better one.

It will also instill confidence in them to face the future and will help in building immense self-respect.

''It is the creation of an opportunity to help them discover and develop their potential in art forms of various types'', it said.

Maytas Properties has risen to the occasion to have formulated the ambitious idea in association with AIESEC to engage street children in the competition thus making a small progression towards improving their quality of life and opportunities for them.

Through Balakalakaar, Maytas Properties aim to create a flutter of happiness on the faces of these children and also to show the world that these children, in spite of not having any proper education or grooming possess a natural flair and talent, the release added.

K Thiagarajan, CEO, Maytas Properties said, ''We at Maytas recognise that there is a huge need to collaborate with non-profit and social organisations to reach communities directly. Maytas passionate attitude towards community involvement runs deep throughout the organisation''.

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