Surat gives more than 2,000 pairs of 'shoes' to needy girls

SURAT: Upon entering the Science Center in the City Light area of ​​Surat, where women from different fields have exhibited their work as part of the GR8 Weekender event to celebrate femininity, you will find something unusual. Hundreds of footprints with names are exhibited at one of the GR8 Weekender events that will conclude International Women's Day on Sunday.

“We have placed names and prints on the floors that look like a work of art. But it is an initiative to collect pairs of women's spare shoes. We have printed the names of those who have donated shoes to us. We had asked the women of the city to donate their shoes to help us give them to poor girls. We received a tremendous response and collected more than 2,000 pairs of shoes, said Dr. Pooja Nadkarni Singh, one of the organizers of the event.

Dr. Pooja Nadkarni Singh and photographer and filmmaker Puja Kedia together with members of his team had organized the GR8 Weekender to celebrate femininity with a focus on health, fitness and empowerment.

“I had three pairs of shoes and I liked the idea of ​​donating shoes to help disadvantaged girls. This pair of shoes can help a girl who needs them most, ”said Binny, a jewelry designer.

At another event, at least 35 paintings by women amateur artists have been exhibited. We have called it the spirit of the brush. About 35 female artists worked on the issue for a month and a half, ”art curator Charanjeet Singh told TOI.