Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Holi during a function organized by SULABH HOPE FOUNDATION, at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan. Memorable occasions for thousands of windows who earlier faced humiliation.
Since early morning, a large number of widows living in various shelter home started gathering at the Gopinath Mandir and Prepared petals of Various flowers. The Windows, who wear white saree, smeared color on each other to celebrate the festival breaking away from year of social attached to woman who have lost their husband. They even dance, sing and chanted Lord Krishna and play with color.
Sulabh (International NGO) is working for the empowerment of these wodows In August 2012.It was an unforgettable experience for me to see the widows dance on their own, smear colours over one other’s faces, and enjoy themselves. They even greeted the visitors and photographers like family and rejoiced with them. Few of them hugged and welcomed me as if I were their own daughter. I’ll never forget their expressions.
About Tanusree Mitra
I am Documentary Photographer. Currently I’m living in Kolkata,The City of joy. I often leave to chase my dream and passion and I am grateful that my daughter who stay back behind to cooperates with me in this journey. I love to travel and to see different place, meet different culture, connect with people through my photography.
In this journey I have acquired three distinction AFIP, EFIPfrom Fedarationof Indian Photography and AFIAP Excellent from Federation Internationale de I’ArtPhotographique Photography and I have to bagged many National and International appreciation including Gold,Silver, Bronze medal.
Significant achievement current year winner of Pindle India contest, Orange City Silver Jubilee Contest, Vipa Nominated 2021,Shortlishted Siena international Photo Award,I’m also contributor of Getty Stock Acency. My photograph has been already published in different Website and Magazine (1x.com, Eisomoy-The times of India, Indian photo Art Magazine, Asian Photography Magazine, Shades of Colors) and many more.
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