Raj Bhowmik’s Soulbath Peace Foundation (SPF) is an effort towards offering specialized services through various soul enriching ideas and thoughts for helping people discover a sense of responsibility and deeper awareness towards their life’s goals. SPF particularly works on some very interesting projects such as the Global Compassion Day, an annual event that happens on the 10th of May in which more than 1 million people participate across 25 countries. On this day women who are HIV positive and physically challenged, and visually impaired students are reached out to. Another project that they are managing is the School Education Initiative where more than 40,000 children are engaged in the Education for Sustainable Development in Rural India to promote awareness of the local heritage and create sustainable livelihood programs in their regions.
Yet another initiative of theirs is the ‘Craft Bazaars’, which is a unique exhibition, that tells stories from the heart of rural India through its textiles, pottery and jewelry. SPF Crafts Bazaar, running successfully in its third year is being organized in Bangalore on October 19 and 20, 2013.
The primary mission of this bazaar is to develop a spirit of community responsibility and to promote SPF’s social project promoting education for sustainable development for empowering children from Rural India along the Kaveri basin in Tamil Nadu & Karnataka. Through the Crafts Bazaar, SPF provides a platform both for arts creators and arts appreciators to come together to contribute to the society in the most meaningful and in a personally viable way – the artists through their talent and the appreciators through their contributions. Last year, the ‘SPF Crafts Bazaar – 2012’ supported project aimed at supporting HIV positive mothers and their children. The event was a great success with hundreds visiting the unique exhibition that told stories from the heart of rural India – about their adopted weavers & artisans.
This year the art collection focuses more on North and Eastern India and will feature an exclusive range of dupattas, sarees, unique pottery and jewelry from regions like Bhagalpur, Krishnanagar, Hoogly, Murshidabad, Khurja, Jalandhar, Chanderis, Maheshwaris, Bhuj, Pochampally to name a few. The art works range from Rs 300 to Rs 2500.
Details of SPF Crafts Bazaar:
Venue: Soulbath Peace Foundation, Sahheal Centre, Domlur, Indiranagar
Date: October 19 – 20, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Contact: +91 95910 00090 / +91 998074 2102
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