The Paintings and artworks created by an 80-year-old woman in Madhya Pradesh are being exhibited at an ongoing exhibition in Milan, Italy. Jadhaiya Bai Baiga, who is a local resident of Lohra village in Umaira district from Madhya Pradesh, has been painting for decades. Her painting style mainly includes nature and animals.
Speaking to ANI, she said that she has been painting for more than four decades to support her family and now paints for the most part of her day.
"I paint all kinds of animals and whatever I see around. I have visited several parts of India to paint. Nowadays, I don't do anything else that painting. I started this when I lost my partner 40 years ago. I had to do something for survival and to take care of my family," Jadhaiya Bai Baiga said.
Her teacher Ashish Swami is also thrilled about the exhibition; he said that Jadhiya Bai Baiga has a lot more to achieve. Speaking to the media, he lauded her for overcoming her pain. "Leaving her pain and sorrow behind, she has always been focused. Her painting is being shown in Italy and I'm really happy for her, however, it seems that she has more to achieve," Ashish Swami said.
While speaking to the media, Ashish Swami also said that this is a proud moment for the Adivasi community. He also said that this will motivate other members of the Adivasi community to engage in different activities.
"It is a proud moment for the Adivasi community as they have not had the proper education. This will motivate other community people to come forward and get indulge in these kinds of activities," Ashish Swami said.
(With inputs from ANI)