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Mumbai-based artist Rouble Nagi starts ‘Missal Kashmir’ to transform community

Last Updated on May 9, 2022 at 4:39 pm

Colours used in paintings can be used as a powerful tool to invoke emotions in the viewer. Rouble Nagi, a Mumbai based artist is making an attempt for the welfare of society in Kashmir through a programme called as ‘Missal Kashmir’.

Nagi is born into an army family in Jammu and did her graduation from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Nagi said that colours can do wonders, especially for children and bring wider smiles.

‘Misaal Kashmir’ is a village transformation project, where artists work to transform the community by tapping the local creative energy.

Nagi and her team have always worked towards pressing concerns of the society such as women empowerment, employment and education. She with her team had visited many places such as Watlab, Sangrama, Handwara, Langate and the rural belt of Pulwama educating children with arts and the language of paints while suggesting women to create employment for themselves.

Nabi has organised over 150 exhibitions and focused on the youth of Kashmir and believes that they need to navigate their lives with the vision of growth and positivity.

Nighat Ramzan, who heads a ‘Missal (example) Kashmir’ centre at Watlab in North Kashmir, said that females across the district have been coming to the centre for learning embroidery and tailoring. She further added that not only in Watlab but from many other places girls come and learn tailoring.

Asked about her visit to Madrassas (religious schools) in Pulwama in South Kashmir and Handwara in North Kashmir, she said the decision was impromptu. “As I entered into such a madrassa of girls, I was surprised to see them enjoying the warmth of colours,” Nagi said.