Physically challenged attempt world record in finger painting

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Ahmedabad, Dec 4 (ANI): Scores of physically challenged people came together in a bid to create a world record in finger painting to mark 'World Disabled Day' here on Thursday.

Nearly 200 differently-abled people created a painting measuring 18,000 sq ft with peace and love as the core theme.

The event was organised by Blind People's Association (BPA).

Officials said the idea behind organising the event was to make the society change its attitude towards the physically challenged members.

"Basically, we want to change the attitude of the public towards the physically handicapped people. Mostly, people have negative outlook towards disabled people. So, we want to project that they are also capable of establishing a world record," said Bhushan Punani, executive director of BPA.

Some of the participants said they wanted to be treated at par with those who were not physically challenged.

"We want to achieve the World Record by using this theme. A whole person who is physically sound can do this anytime but for the one who is physically challenged, it is a unique theme. We want to spread a message of love and peace through this finger painting theme," said Chandubhai Bhati, a differently-abled artist.

The painting had a symbol of peace drawn in the centre with blooming hearts depicting love and lips that indicated smile under any circumstance.

World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982. India has also ratified the Convention. (ANI)

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