"Innocence", an exhibition of paintings created by children was launched at Osho World Galleria, BG-09, Ansal Plaza, New Delhi, on 1st January, 2008 at 6.00 pm. This exhibition is on till January 15, 2008.
This exhibition is an effort to support the NGO, Prayas, that has been working since 1988 for the welfare of street and neglected children. The funds generated through the sale of the paintings will be presented to Prayas.
Founder Chief Functionary of Prayas, Shri Amod Kanth was the Guest of Honour who shared his vision of how "Prayas" came into being, with the audience during the launch. The children from one Prayas home presented a dance performance during the occasion.
It was more than 'House Full' at Osho World Galleria for the climax of the 2008 Laughter Week on Tuesday. Leading Hindi humour poet Rajesh Soni had avid listeners responding to every joke and witty comment with gales of full-throated laughter.
The paintings have been created by children during Children Meditation Camp at Oshodham, New Delhi. Meditation camps for children and parents are conducted four times in a year at Oshodham. It is an effort to make the child aware so that a multidimensional human being can flower in him. Based on Osho's vision, a series of pulsating sessions are conducted. Children are introduced to the art of centering through Osho's various meditation techniques like Gibberish, Kundalini, Nadabrahma, Laughter, Aum, Whirling and No Dimension. The sessions are interwoven with heart touching activities such as "plant a sapling" & "nurture it".
Sharing sessions are conducted to deal with the day-today problems children face e.g. anger thus stressing the art of let-go. Children are inspired to learn the art of expressing freedom and tuning in body, mind & heart through creativity sessions of painting & clay-modeling. Few non-competitive games are organized to paramount their feeling of togetherness & enhance group energy. For parents separate sessions are conducted & also a few combined sessions with children to enhance their feeling of oneness and opening to each-other.
The camp is an endeavor to bring the children closer to existence and to experience the sweetness of education through love, meditation, celebration and creativity.
"We should teach children meditation as we start educating their intellect. Just as the child comes to understand science, he should come to understand religion simultaneously. As his head grows brighter let his heart also grow full of light. " _Osho