Paralympic Gold Medalist Mariappan speed painting by Vilas Nayak | IIS

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Published on October 17, 2017 by Team India Inclusion Summit

In this spectacular act, reputed speed painter, Vilas Nayak creates Rio Gold Medalist Mariappan Thangavelu in less than 3 min! What a magic! Mariappan Thangavelu is India’s third-ever gold medallist at the Paralympic Games, winning the men’s T-42 high jump event in Rio this year. He hails from a small village near Salem in Tamil Nadu. Despite having lost his leg at the age of 5, Mariappan dreamt big and pursued it with courage and passion. Watch Vilas Nayak at IIS 2016, where he speed paints and congratulates Mariappan Thangavelu. About India Inclusion Summit India Inclusion Summit is a community driven initiative that brings togeth-er thought leaders from the field of inclusion to deliberate, discuss and take forward diverse talents available in our society. The Summit is an egalitarian platform attracting people from a range of fields. Along with you, we aspire to create the world’s largest platform that fosters diversity and inclusion in the society. And, we dream to inspire 10 million lives in our journey of inclusion by 2020 Follow IIS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInclusi… web: http://www.indiainclusionsummit.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/indiainclusion Bio of Vilas: Vilas Nayak is a speed painter – a self taught artist, well known for his per-formances on Asia’s Got Talent, India’s Got Talent Season 3 and Got Talent World Stage Live! He is also the winner of the ‘Best Innovative Act in India‘. He has performed in more than 20 countries and raised over 1 Million USD for charity through the auction of live art works.

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