Challengies

PhotographerFalguni Marwadi
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Photographs in the category Deeper Perspective were taken at Manav Smruti an Institution that takes care of people with learning difficulties and is located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Photograph in the nature_seasons category taken during harvesting season Photograph in the People_Portrait category taken at Manav Smruti Institution in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

Story

People with learning difficulties are generally abandoned and forgotten for life in certain countries owing to social pressure after dropping them to care homes. In such countries Governments are definitely failing in their duty to bring awareness amongst the people. Social, economical and personal reasons lead to leaving them to such institutions. In certain parts of the world families think that their other able children’s future will be affected; the society will ridicule and disown them. Another reason is that families think that their able children will never get married owing to such person in the family. Poor parents’ survival depends upon both going out to work so they have no choice but to send their child to such institutions. At such institutions they are fully taken care of, taught to keep their surrounding clean, proper way to take meals, bathing and cleaning. They are taught to play games depending on their ability. Yoga is proving to be beneficial in such cases. After photographing I left the institution with memories and I’m now working on this project to bring awareness amongst the people to come forward to support and give respect to these people and treat them with dignity.