Jayanti Mahanand of Balangir an inspirational young talent

November 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm 1 comment

Following report is from the express buzz:



BALANGIR: With a pencil between two fingers of her right toe, she flawlessly drew on the theme of ‘sanitation and health education’ much to the surprise of people around her.

The 12-year-old Jayanti Mahanand was born with smaller arms. However, this did not quell her appetite for art. She says that she had always been spellbound by pictures. She has been drawing since the age of three. Her ability to draw with her legs was noticed at the Sishu Utsav, a Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyan (SSA)-sponsored programme, held here recently on the Town Girls High School premises. She was one of the participants in the painting contest in the junior category. She completed the painting in less than half-an-hour, well before other competitors.

Not just a good painter but Jayanti has also been a good student throughout. She writes her examinations with her right leg and even for drawing straight lines, Jayanti does not require a scale. “I can write and draw anything with my right foot,” she says. She aspires to be an artist in future.

District Project Coordinator of SSA Abhimanyu Behera said they were encouraging such talents and the SSA would provide all possible support to these children.

“Jayanti has a rare talent and we discovered her during the Sishu Utsav. We are planning to raise some funds for her so that she gets to hone her skills,” said Behera.

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Entry filed under: Balangir, Inspiring Stories, Jayanti Mahanand, Balangir, Region watch.

Patali Srikshetra of Subarnapur district Jugar Jatra of Bargarh district, Orissa

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Kiran, Barpali  |  November 17, 2010 at 5:39 am

    simply outstanding. She need to be encouraged by funding her education and art to overcome her physical limitations

    Reply

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