Vegetables Designs A Unique Initiative of Indian Development Foundation Designed by Nandakumar Marar (IDF Social Ambassador) to support social causes
The COVID 19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented times across the globe. It has been a unique experience for each one of us to witness the whole world come to a standstill for something which we cannot even see with our naked eyes. The global economy has been threatened to a massive recession and loss of jobs etc but more concerning is the threat to the whole of humanity as we are yet to find a vaccine or solution to overcome the virus.
The present situation has resulted in a lot of innovative and different ways for us to lead our daily lives. Schooling and imparting education is one of them. Teaching from home and learning at home has become familiar activities in our lives. Travel restrictions and danger of infections in children has brought schools home in the form of online classes. However, online classes and teaching has it’s own challenges. Keeping small children interested in online talks by the teachers gets tougher after the first break when the novelty of watching your class teacher on screen and surrounded by nodding heads of classmates also on the same screen, wears off. Teachers are improvising and innovating to convey the lessons in different ways. The visual impact is supposed to play an useful role in keeping students, especially younger ones, less distracted. Vegetables display can be a step in this direction.
Vegetable Designs is a very creative initiative to leverage the strength of visual impact on young students to help generate interest & make it easier and enjoyable for them to learn. This method involves the arrangement of raw vegetables in certain ways on a flat horizontal surface (for example study table, writing desk, room floor etc), creating the impression of a design (like a rangoli) or a scenery (like a drawing).
The Initiative involves no additional investment on the part of the student’s family as it uses existing vegetables at home which can be used later for cooking . The exercise is very easy to perform and can be implemented by any child. It helps the child get acquainted with different types of vegetables we use as well as trigger their creative and critical thinking acumen to convert these vegetables to items & sceneries they are familiar with. It helps in Cognitive development of the child and enhances the Fun quotient in learning by providing a Hands on experience to the child.
The designs are curated by Nandakumar Marar, Senior Sports Writer
How Can you Make a Difference Each Image = Rs.5000/= Serves 250 Masks
Each figure for Vegetable On Granite is valued at a donation of a modest Rs. 5000/-. Each donor shall receive a High Resolution Watermark Free Digital Copy of the Art Work which they can Enlarge, Bind & Display at Home/ School for decoration or educational purpose.
Each contribution of Rs.5000/= will support 25 families with Fabric-multi-use masks. The proceeds from the above donation shall support Project SHAAN of IDF. As per the project, each beneficiary family is provided a pack of Multi Color Multi Use Washable 3 Layer Cloth Masks as per WHO guidelines. Each pack has 10 such masks and are priced at a modest donation of Rs.200/- per pack of 10 Masks.
How Can you Make a Difference Each image for Vegetable On Granite is valued at a donation of a modest Rs. 5000/-. Each donor shall receive a High Resolution Watermark Free Digital Copy of the Art Work which they can Enlarge, Bind & Display at Home/ School for decoration or educational purpose. Each Image will Serves 250 Masks
VEGETARIAN FISHES :
Made using brinjal, cluster beans (guar), ivy gourds, spring onion shoots, green chillies, pomegranate seeds, drumstick & horse gram
COCONUT PALM :
Made using dried ginger & fresh raisins for trunk, ladies’ fingers & drumsticks for fronds, beetroots for the nuts, green chillies. The palm is a multi-purpose tree and has varied uses…coconut milk, coconut oil, coir for ropes, leaves woven into roofs, trunk for construction.
PUMPKIN TAKES CENTRESTAGE :
Resembles a rangoli-like design, using a full pumpkin as centrepiece, surrounded by ivy gourds (tondli), flat beans (papdi) in a circular pattern