"Where is My Lakdi Ki Kathi": Udaipur Artist Displays 501 Rocking Horses


"Where is My Lakdi Ki Kathi": Udaipur Artist Displays 501 Rocking Horses

Lakdi Ki Kathi.. Kathi Ka Ghoda… Ghode Ki Duum Pe Jo Maara Hathoda ……A very famous rhyme which is still fresh in our memories, a rhyme we use to hear from our grandparents. Not many of us can deny the fact that as soon as our mouth utters these words; our heart tends to reach its childhood days.

 
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"Where is My Lakdi Ki Kathi": Udaipur Artist Displays 501 Rocking Horses

Lakdi Ki Kathi.. Kathi Ka Ghoda… Ghode Ki Duum Pe Jo Maara Hathoda ……A very famous rhyme which is still fresh in our memories, a rhyme we use to hear from our grandparents. Not many of us can deny the fact that as soon as our mouth utters these words; our heart tends to reach its childhood days.

Comparing our childhood with those of kids and young ones of our family these days, a huge difference can be observed, where outdoor games are replaced with video games, physical activities is overtaken by television set and cartoon channels.

"Where is My Lakdi Ki Kathi": Udaipur Artist Displays 501 Rocking Horses

One can very well witness a phenomenal change in life styles of yesterday and today, wherein the child is still a child, but his childhood has been invaded by the ever increasing gadgets. Keeping in mind the whole scenario, Shahid Parvez, the famous artist from Udaipur developed a concept of re-introducing the Rocking Horse, a symbol of childhood.

"Where is My Lakdi Ki Kathi": Udaipur Artist Displays 501 Rocking Horses

To execute the concept, Shahid Parvez with Dharohar Event exhibited 501 Rocking Horses at Manek Chowk, City Palace, Udaipur. Display included 500 wooden and one Iron horse, painted by Shahid Parvez, while the wooden ones were painted by the kids of various schools.

Shahid Parvez is an assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts, MLSU. He is a painter who paints contemporary art replicating ‘Child Likes’. Shahid had developed his passion for painting since childhood and later completed his Masters in Arts in the year 1993.

“Concept behind this display is to make parents think and remember their past and then think of the future of their own kids. Our life styles have changed but not for the good of our kids”, said Shahid.

"Where is My Lakdi Ki Kathi": Udaipur Artist Displays 501 Rocking Horses

Udaipur in past was known for its wooden toys, the same has became a rare piece to be found in a gift shop; the reason behind is imposed western culture migrated by the means of media and advertising channelized through T.V., mobile and computers.

“Most of the kids in spare time can be found playing computer or TV games, which are a very unhealthy entertainment source adopted by the kids and kills the creativity of child”, added Shahid.

"Where is My Lakdi Ki Kathi": Udaipur Artist Displays 501 Rocking HorsesThe display exhibition would be open tomorrow on 7th Nov for the pass holders from 10am to 5pm at City Palace. According to sources, Shahid is also trying to convince the authorities to shift the display of 501 Horses to Fatehsagar paal so that awareness could be spread also among general masses.

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