Holding Hands

Support Ukraine 

Charity Auction

The Mela 2022 will include a charity auction of paintings donated by our supporters. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting Ukrainian refugees.

The paintings will be originally displayed for sale as a stall. Those that are unsold will be auctioned. To donate or buy paintings before the Mela (15th May), please email indiansocietysww@gmail.com for more information. 

You can also donate directly to the cause under the reference "MelaUkraine22":


Name: Indian society of south west wales

Account number: 00431508
Sort code: 20-84-41

Our Artists


Dr. Bushra Thajudeen

Dr. Bushra Thajudeen is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales. She graduated from Medical College, Trivandrum, India. She is a keen artist and enjoys painting as a hobby. She mainly works with oil paints and recently took up palette knife painting with acrylics too. She has been regularly painting for the last few years, hoping to achieve her dream of displaying all her artwork in an exhibition.


With the news of COVID-19 pandemic hitting India hard and the extreme crisis, she decided to donate her paintings to the Indian Society of South West Wales to raise funds for India. She wishes that her collection "Pigments of Hope through the Pandemic" brings rays of light to many lives.