I’m fortunate to work with Mr. Ram Mohan who was known as the father of Indian Animation and was a veteran in the Indian animation industry. I was part of his animation studio during the year 1997-2000. I learned traditional animation under his guidance and worked on multiple international projects that I’m proud of! The work I did for the television show ‘Meena’ is one of them.
About this Project
Meena is a fictional character who stars in the South Asian children’s television show Meena. The show has been broadcast in different languages like Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali, and Urdu. Meena educates the children of South Asia on issues of gender, health, and social inequality through her stories in comic books, animated films (Meena Cartoon), and radio series (affiliated with the BBC). Secondary characters of her stories include her brother Raju and her pet parrot Mithu. Her adventures include attempting to get an education, having an equal share of food as Raju, and learning about HIV, the right way to give birth to a baby, and helping people. All of her stories advocate change in social and cultural practices. Meena’s popularity is due to her not being closely bound to just one country or culture of South Asia, but uniting the common characteristics of them all.
I was part of the large team of animators who worked on multiple episodes of ‘Meena’.
This episode of Meena focuses on the issue of child labor. The video emphasizes the importance of providing all working children with dignity, good working conditions and access to education.