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Tribal photo exhibit hopes to woo youth

mumbai Updated: Sep 20, 2009 01:13 IST
Susamma Kurian
Susamma Kurian
Hindustan Times
Tribal photo

A picture, they say, speaks a thousand words. The photographs displayed at Shubhankroti Hall at Ram Maruti Road in Thane (West) do just that.

They speak volumes about the plight of the Madia-Gond tribes in Hemalkasa in Gadchiroli district and efforts by Magsaysay Award winner and social activist Baba Amte and his family to improve their condition.

The photographs were displayed as part of a three-day photograph-craft exhibition organised by Lok Biradri Prakalp, established by Baba Amte and his son Dr Prakash Amte.

“Youngsters are often accused of being irresponsible. This exhibition aims at making them aware of the work we do for Madia-Gond adivasis,” said Baba Amte’s grandson, Aniket (32).

“If the exhibition brings in even one young volunteer in a thousand, it will create a revolution.”

The exhibition was inaugurated by Marathi film actors Bharat Jadhav and Sunil Barve.

Baba Amte’s long-time aide, Jagannath Machakale (58), shared his experience of working at Hemalkasa. “I have been working there for the last 35 years. LBP’s aim is to educate tribals and make them aware their rights.” The exhibition is on till Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm.