Sonia Deotto

Ms. Sonia Deotto

  • 2019
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
In 1999, Ms. Sonia Deotto, a social artist, came to India to research on the Mandala concept, universal archetype for peace and harmony. Its outcome was OraWorldMandala (OWM), an art project to visualize the planet as a “World Mandala” and to connect its different continents through creative expressions. In 2004, as a research fellow at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ms. Deotto integrated Ahimsa (non-violence) with art. This was her turning point to incorporate action into the OWM and transfo .... Read More