|14th August’19||2pm to 5pm||Doyen Diagnostic & Research Foundation 8/39,Sahid Nagar,(Near K.K.DuttaClub,Garfa, Kolkata-700078||Tieing Colour Band(Rakhi) & Health Camp||Shikshaneer Of Agantuk Santoshpur Total no 60 Including 23 Children|
|15th August’19||10am to 12noon||Old Age Home “Shantineer” 581,Madurdaha Kolkata-107||Tieing colour band(Rakhi) & Sweet Distribution||Shantineer 60 no of Senior Citizens|
IMA’S FIRST INITIATIATIVE TO ITS COMMUNITY WORK
Art has the power to change the world
One of the great challenges today is that we often feel untouched by the problems of others and by global issues like climate change, even when we could easily do something to help. We do not feel strongly enough that we are part of a global community, part of a larger we. Giving people access to data most often leaves them feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, not empowered and poised for action. This is where art can make a difference. Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can connect you to your senses, body, and mind. It can make the world felt. And this felt feeling may spur thinking, engagement, and even action.
Most of us know the feeling of being moved by a work of art, whether it is a song, a play, a poem, a novel, a painting, or a s patio-temporal experiment. When we are touched, we are moved; we are transported to a new place that is, nevertheless, strongly rooted in a physical experience, in our bodies. We become aware of a feeling that may not be unfamiliar to us but which we did not actively focus on before. This trans formative experience is what art is constantly seeking.
We believe that one of the major responsibilities of artists – and the idea that artists have responsibilities may come as a surprise to some – is to help people not only get to know and understand something with their minds but also to feel it emotionally and physically. By doing this, art can mitigate the numbing effect created by the glut of information we are faced with today, and motivate people to turn thinking into doing.
Engaging with art is not simply a solitary event. The arts and culture represent one of the few areas in our society where people can come together to share an experience even if they see the world in radically different ways. The important thing is not that we agree about the experience that we share, but that we consider it worthwhile sharing an experience at all. In art and other forms of cultural expression, disagreement is accepted and embraced as an essential ingredient. In this sense, the community created by arts and culture is potentially a great source of inspiration for politicians and activists who work to transcend the polarizing populism and stigmatization of other people, positions, and worldviews that is sadly so endemic in public discourse today.
Art also encourages us to cherish intuition, uncertainty, and creativity and to search constantly for new ideas; artists aim to break rules and find unorthodox ways of approaching contemporary issues.
IMA ‘S, International Multispecialty Arts’ School-Kolkata is committed to Bringing Art into Community.
As per our commitment, we started our journey participating two important events held on the 14th and 15th August’19.On the 14th of August’19, we participated in a community development programme through celebrating Rakshabandhan and Independence day .We organized several programme jointly with Agantuk Santoshpur,an NGO and Doyan Diagnostic and Research Foundation .Health Camp for children and their parents was amongst many other programme..Around 40 people including children got their blood test. Around 100 passers by including auto drivers, car divers, school students, shop keepers and local residents were tied with Rakhi in their wrist. Special attraction was the presence of local Councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation Mr.Tarun Mondal who appreciated this efforts for community development.Many other important guests expressed their views on this occasion and had welcome our endeavour.
On the 15th of August’19, we went to celebrate Rakhibandhan and Independence Day at Shantineer,a home for senior citizens .The whole programme was designed by Mrs.Swarnali Pal, Founder & Chairperson of IMA’S and President of Agantuk Santoshpur. In the morning 10am the team members of both Agantuk Santoshpur and IMA’S reached the destination .Senior Citizens of Shantineer were eagerly waiting for our arrival. The programme was started with music on Tagore Songs. The residents of the home participated irrespectively .They were tied with Rakhi in their wrist and sweets were distributed.At the outset, Senior Citizens with different age group in Santineer expressed their gratitude to IMA’S and Agantuk Santoshpur for arranging such occasion .They were overwhelmed with the kind of love they were extended by this two organizations. Our heart became heavy when we saw them bidding us a good bye with tearful eyes.
Hopefully, we would be able to participate in many such programme in coming days for bringing art into community