25 November, 2011, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Karishma’s paintings were displayed at an Exhibition for the first time in November 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The event was supported by the Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City and attended by senior officials from the administration, Heroic Mother Bui Thi Me, Indian diplomats and many other art lovers.
Karishma’s moving story as well as the 45 paintings on display struck a chord among the audience, and all the works were sold out within a few minutes raising $11,500/- that was donated to Gia Dinh special School and the Kon Tum Sponsoring Association. Consul General Mr Abhay Thakur said, “I was struck by tremendous grit and determination that she hides in her slight frame. I must say that she is a great diplomat and a great representative for India in Vietnam.”