Mom to 80 forsaken girls, she’s everyone’s favourite

Mom to 80 forsaken girls, she’s everyone’s favourite

Unique celebrations at Unique Home: Parkash Kaur plays with girls in Jalandhar

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, March 7

So kyon manda aakhiye jitt jamme raajan (Why call her inferior? From her, the kings are born), says a painting gifted to Parkash Kaur, who runs ‘Unique Home’ in the city for 80 abandoned girls. Celebrating Women’s Day in a unique way, a city-based artist Kimi Juneja today made a portrait of her which was presented to her at her home on the Nakodar road.

Kimi says she was always impressed with the work done by Parkash Kaur and was happy over the fact that she has been selected to receive her Padma Shri award next month, “This painting is my small contribution towards a big cause that she has undertaken. I only intended to express it to her on the occasion of Women’s Day today that she stands out globally for the great initiative that she has undertaken in life.”

The painting depicts the Padam Shri nominee sitting with two toddlers in her arms. It also carries Guru Nanak Dev’s popular verses on women empowerment from Gurbani, ‘So kyon manda aakhiye jitt jamme raajan (Why call her inferior? From her, the kings are born)’.

Says Kimi, “I managed to get Parkash Kaur’s photograph from someone but there was a small issue. It had her face bent downwards. So, I got another picture of hers and painted her face from it. Juxtaposing a face from another picture and mixing two photographs required a lot of measurements on the grid so as to ensure that the proportion of the body and the face go correctly. But it somehow clicked and came out well.”

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